Friends of the Earth Ministry

If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Wendy at [email protected] or 803-788-3252 ext. 327.

 

 

 

Friends of the Earth

 

It's the Season of Creation: Creationtide

GIFT: Growing In Faith Together

September 1 (Creation Day) - October 4 (St. Francis)

What you can do/how you can participate:

WATCH:  

"Take Part in the Season of Creation", by Vatican News: https://youtu.be/qDqGkSb-4Rc

READ:

-The Summary of Pope Francis/ encyclical: Laudato Si', which is an encyclical on care for creation and our common home

-2020 Letter from the Vatican

PRAY & REFLECT:

-Pray the Laudate Si' 2020 Anniversary Prayer (in a Time of Pandemic)

-Pary the Laudato si' Chaplet

-Reflections during Creation Time: Praying with the Gospels, stories from our time and Laudato Si'.  A 5-week program of prayer and relfection.

PARTICIPATE:

-Go on a GRATITUDE WALK

-Read, pray, & reflect on creation for 6 days, with the activity sheet "Bringing Order from Chaos" from Vibrant Faith Catalyst

LISTEN:

-Teach your children to sing & sign "God Made Me as I Am."  To sing and learn to sign this song, go to https://www.utube.com/watch?v=ATgKiPDl8nU.

 

 

 

A Prayer for Our Earth

From Laudato Si'

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.

Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.

Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and prey on it, that we may sow beauty, no pollution and destruction.

Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.

Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature 

as we journey towards your infinite light.

We thank you for being with us each day.

Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love, and peace.

 

From 

Encyclical Letter Laudato Si'

of the Holy Father Francis

On Care for our Common Home

 

 10 Ways You Can Make A Difference

10 Ways Your Parish Can Make A Difference

 

 

Herbs  

 

 


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Earthworms
Praying Mantis
Power Point Presentation
Herbs

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