Celebrate the Season of Creation: A Prayer Service for September 18

In his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2022, Pope Francis said that the sweet song of creation is today “accompanied by a cry of anguish…” and it is “our sister, mother earth, who cries out.”

For Sunday, September 18, Associate Judy Hardy of the Eco-Justice Committee looks at the sorrow of Earth and how each of us may lead a life peaceful to those around us and to Earth.

Please click here to download the WORD version or click here to view and download the PDF version of a special service that you can use in your own parish or private worship. 


Introductory Comments – The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to the cry of Creation: the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect our common home

1st reading – Jeremiah 8: 18-9:1
Reflection – Where can I find a wayfarers shelter?

Responsorial Psalm – 79:1-9
Response – Help us God, our Savior
Reflection – How can we avoid the guilt of former generations

2nd reading – 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Reflection – How may we lead peaceful and quiet lives with devotion and propriety?

Gospel – Luke 16: 1-13
Reflection – What in my life am I a slave to?

Music suggestions – optional

E – entrance | O – Offertory | C – Communion | D – Dismissal

E – We Gather Together To Ask The Lord’s Blessing:
O – Here I am Lord
C – I am the Bread of Life
D – How Great Thou Art

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