Preparing for Prayer and Action on Creation Care

10th July 2017 - by Ellen Teague

Day of Prayer for care of Creation
Day of Prayer for care of Creation

Resources are now available for The Day of Prayer for Care of Creation (Friday 1 September 2017) and Creation Time, which runs to the Feast of St Francis (1 September – 4 October).

 

They include sample prayer services, posters and video material. During this time Christians will be lifting up the “cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (Laudato Si’ 49). From the Amazon to the Philippines and countless places in between, there will be services and events to showcase how Christians are coming together to pray for and care for creation.

The Columban JPIC team has pulled together resources which can be downloaded at:
http://www.columbans.co.uk/creation-time/

Background to the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, which was initiated by Pope Francis two years ago, at
http://catholicclimatemovement.global/world-day-of-prayer/
https://catholicclimatemovement.global/laudatosi/

Creation Time or the Season of Creation is promoted by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the World Council of Churches, Anglican Communion Environmental Network, ACT Alliance and GreenFaith.

The following website contains information and photos of events from Creation Time 2016 held in 55 countries. Also, videos of Church leaders, including Pope Francis, promoting Care for Creation. The Prayer resources section contains materials produced by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Franciscans and others.
http://seasonofcreation.org/

Further resources and suggestions will be available at the annual conference of the national Justice and Peace Network 21-23 July on the theme: ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor:  The challenge of Pope Francis’
http://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/conference/

Laudato Si’ weekly quotes for parish newsletters, produced by Westminster Justice and Peace Commission at:
https://westminsterjp.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/lsi-quotes.pdf