The Season of Creation is 14 days away!
We are thrilled to see a number of Christian communities around the globe who are responding to Pope Francis’ call to pray on September 1 and throughout the Season of Creation. (By the way have you seen the amazing video with the Pope’s invitation produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network?)
From a reflection on ecological conversion by Bishop Broderick Pabillo in Manila, Philippines, to an overnight silent prayer vigil in Chihuahua, Mexico, to a large ecumenical service in Durban, South Africa, communities will be gathering to pray, sing, and take action for our earth community. We also love the advocacy sessions on fair trade, energy efficiency, and healthy eating that will take place after prayer in Buffalo, New York, United States.
Now it’s time to add your parish or community to this list! It just takes one conversation, one phone call, or one email to get the ball rolling.
We have developed this helpful list of Steps to Organize a Prayer Service to help you along the way. The Season of Creation website also contains many liturgical resources for you to utilize in your prayer service for creation, including bulletin announcements and sample prayers of the faithful.
This weekend, will you reach out to your pastor to ask about organizing a prayer service to join Pope Francis in prayer?
The service can be on September 1st, but if that is too soon it can be anytime during the Season of Creation through October 4. If you can, invite members of different Christian denominations in line with Pope Francis’ desire that this day “involve other Churches and ecclesial Communities.”
Check out the Steps to Organize your Prayer Service right now, then plan your initial step.