Resources for Creation Time 2018

9th August 2018 - by Ellen Teague

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The Season of Creation 2018 will begin on 1st September, declared the World Day of Prayer of the Care of Creation by Pope Francis in 2015. Ellen Teague of Columban JPIC invites you, your parish and your community to participate.

Following the example of the Orthodox Church, in 2015 Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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According to Pope Francis, “This offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Columban JPIC has collated resources and sample services for 1 September at:
http://www.columbans.co.uk/justice-peace-jpic-2/creation-time/

CAFOD – World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, calling the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. This September will be the fourth annual World Day of Prayer. CAFOD has produced ideas, liturgy and prayers to help you respond to Pope Francis’ call to care for the gift of God’s creation.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources

Other resources to celebrate Creation Day and Creation Time (1st September – 4th October Feast of St Francis) can be found at:

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/world-day-of-prayer

The Bishops of England and Wales will soon be launching the film and course “Global Healing” (visit: www.ourcommonhome.co.uk ) to help individuals, families, parishes and diocese make a practical response to our care of creation.

The Liverpool Archdiocese J&P Commission together with CAFOD Liverpool has prepared Creation Time resources for 2016 and 2017 containing praying with the gospels, stories from our time and Laudato Si’ . Look out for the 2018 resources due out at the end of August. This will then provide a complete course for the three years of the Church’s liturgical cycle.

https://jp.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/resources/creation/

Resources are now available from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) for observation of Creation Time or the Season of Creation 2018. It runs from 1 September – 4 October (the Feast of St Francis of Assisi). They have been produced by various church groups: All resources can be downloaded at: https://ctbi.org.uk/creation-time-2018/

Watch and listen to ‘God so loves the world’ by Marty Haugen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g-f8BfmwUg