Create your own celebration of the following
THE SEASON OF CREATION – 2020 The Spirit in Creation
September 1 Creation Day
September 6 1st Sunday in Creation – Forest Sunday
September 13 2nd Sunday in Creation – Land Sunday
September 20 3rd Sunday in Creation – Wilderness/Ocean Sunday
September 27 4th Sunday in Creation – River Sunday
October 1 St Francis of Assisi Day – Blessings of the Animals
1. I give thanks to God for creation and for being wonderfully made.
Where did I feel God’s presence in creation today?
2. I ask for the grace to see creation as God does – in all its splendour and suffering.
Do I see the beauty of creation and hear the cries of the earth and the poor?
3. I ask for the grace to look closely to see how my life choices impact creation and the poor and vulnerable.
What challenges or joys do I experience as I recall my care for creation? How can I turn away from a throwaway culture and instead stand in solidarity with creation and the poor?
4. I ask for the grace of conversion towards ecological justice and reconciliation.
Where have I fallen short in caring for creation and my sisters and brothers?
How do I ask for a conversion of heart?
5. I ask for the grace to reconcile my relationship with God, creation and humanity, and to stand in solidarity through my actions.
How can I repair my relationship with creation and make choices consistent with my desire for reconciliation with creation?
6. Offer a prayer for the earth and the vulnerable in our society
For further suggestions: Google: Season of Creation 1 September – 4 October 2020
Let us live the change