CreationTime

In 2015 Pope Francis designated 1 September annually as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in the Catholic Church. The day of prayer, the pope said, gives individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an opportunity to ask God’s forgiveness “for sins committed against the world in which we live”.

Pope Francis said he was instituting the prayer day for Catholics because he shares the concern of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who initiated the 1 September prayer day for the Orthodox Church in 1989. And, of course, 2015 was the year that Laudato Si’, the Environment Encyclical was produced. On 1 September 2016, Pope Francis led vespers for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in St. Peter’s Basilica. Similar prayer services were held around the world.

  What_is_Creation_Time.pdf (76.1 KiB, 365 hits)

  Creation_Time_Resources.pdf (59.1 KiB, 472 hits)

  Laudato_Si_Resources.pdf (65.2 KiB, 264 hits)

 
Creation Time Posters, with images by Helen Dufficy. Available for download.   

  Creation Time poster (163.2 KiB, 268 hits)

  Day of Prayer poster (148.5 KiB, 188 hits)

    Creation Time 2017

 Columbans Australia – Downloadable Sunday Resources for Year A in Creation Time  Relevant for 2017

https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/educational-resources/a-catholic-season-of-creation-sundays-of-september

Creation Time 2017 resources from CTBI

https://ctbi.org.uk/creation-time-2017/

Season of Creation Resources

http://seasonofcreation.org/

Sample services to download

 Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for Creation Time and the Feast of St Francis 2016 in Southampton

  Vigil_from__ Immaculate Conception parish_Southampton_2016.pdf (110.7 KiB, 231 hits)

 Service for World Day of Prayer for Creation on 1st September 2016 at St Joseph’s, Ansdell

  St_Josephs_Ansdell_Prayer_Service_for_World_Day_of_Prayer_for_Creation_1st_September.pdf (395.6 KiB, 208 hits)

Opening Prayer prepared by Sr. Louisa Poole SSL for the National Justice & Peace Conference 2015

  NJPN_2015_Sunday_Morning_Prayer_Louisa.pdf (123.7 KiB, 175 hits)

 

Other Creation Time documents

Reflections for Creation Time 2017

  Creation_Time_2017_web_version.pdf (3.0 MiB, 142 hits)

All of the resources below were prepared by Liverpool J&P and CAFOD.

Reflections for Creation Time 2016

 

  Liverpool_JP_and_CAFOD_CreationTime2016.pdf (1.1 MiB, 196 hits)

 Lent 2017 – Reflections with Laudato Si’

  Lent_reflection_2017_with_Laudato_Si.pdf (2.1 MiB, 139 hits)

 Lenten Reflections – Mercy and Our Common Home

  Liverpool_JP_and_CAFOD_Lenten_Reflections_Mercy_and_our_common_home.pdf (2.2 MiB, 172 hits)

 

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