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.
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:
"Take Part in the Season of Creation", by Vatican News: https://youtu.be/qDqGkSb-4Rc
-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.
-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
-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.
Encyclical Letter Laudato Si'
of the Holy Father Francis
On Care for our Common Home