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, 721 hits)

  Creation_Time_Resources.pdf (59.1 KiB, 990 hits)

  Laudato_Si_Resources.pdf (65.2 KiB, 639 hits)

Creation Time 2018

Download poster and prayer for the Day of Prayer for Creation on 1st September and the Season of Creation, 1 September to 4 October 2018. Image by Simon Teague.

  Day of Prayer and Season of Creation Poster 2018 (198.1 KiB, 99 hits)

Columbans Australia – Sunday Resources for Year B in Creation Time

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

Global Healing resources – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

https://www.ourcommonhome.co.uk/

Creation Time 2018 resources from CTBI

https://ctbi.org.uk/creation-time-2018/

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 (Southampton)

  Vigil_from__ Immaculate Conception parish_Southampton_2016.pdf (110.7 KiB, 546 hits)

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

  St_Josephs_Ansdell_Prayer_Service_for_Creation.pdf (395.6 KiB, 619 hits)

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

  NJPN_2015_Sunday_Morning_Prayer_Louisa.pdf (123.7 KiB, 497 hits)

Other Creation Time documents

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

Reflections for Creation Time 2017

  Creation_Time_2017_web_version.pdf (3.0 MiB, 485 hits)

Reflections for Creation Time 2016

  Liverpool_JP_and_CAFOD_CreationTime2016.pdf (1.1 MiB, 628 hits)

Lent 2017 – Reflections with Laudato Si’

  Lent_reflection_2017_with_Laudato_Si.pdf (2.1 MiB, 518 hits)

Lenten Reflections – Mercy and Our Common Home

  Lenten_Reflections_Mercy_and_our_common_home.pdf (2.2 MiB, 589 hits)

 

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