The Season of Creation - 2022

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The Catholic calendar for September 1, 2022 through October 4, 2022 is The Season of Creation

The Season of Creation 2022 marks the international celebration encouraged by our Roman Catholic Church to listen and respond together to promote our common home. This year’s Season of Creation begins on Thursday, September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on Tuesday, October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.

The fire that called to Moses as he tended a flock on Mt. Horeb did not consume or destroy the bush. This flame of the Spirit revealed God’s presence. May this symbol remind us to remain humble, contemplate our connection to holy ground, and listen for the voice of creation. May this symbol also fill us with hope and the light of God’s healing love that sustains us and God’s Earth, our common home.

Two prayer petitions for your consideration as we continue this year’s Season of Creation are below:

  • For your vast and wondrous creation, that we may be more connected to your creation and listen to its voices of wisdom and peace, we pray to the Lord.
  • For your wondrous earth, that we appreciate its glorious beauty and its essential effects on our lives, we pray to the Lord.

The theme for this year’s season, which continues through October 4, is “Listen to the voice of creation.”  Let us listen during this season for sounds from God’s creation, such as the wind whistling through branches of trees and birds calling to each other sometimes seemingly in symphonies of sounds.

Let us also be mindful that as natural habitat is taken up by massive developments God’s many forms of life within areas being developed are crying out to us in suffering including trees being cut down indiscriminately on a massive scale in the Amazon River basin in South America; these trees are so vital to the storage of carbon essential for the health of God’s Earth.

September 17-18

  • For your wondrous earth, that we appreciate its glorious beauty and its essential effects on our lives, we pray to the Lord.
Let us pray for the Holy Father’s Intention for September:

Abolition of the Death Penalty: We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.

The faithful are called to pray for Ukraine.

In Bishop Lucia’s letter to the Diocese, he has asked that all parishes offer a Rosary either before or after all Masses, with the special intention for Ukraine. At St. Patrick’s & St. Thomas Aquinas, the Rosary will be offered before all the Masses. Please join us 25 minutes before Mass.

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St. Patrick’s
Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Msgr. John P. Putano, Pastor

Est. 1843

 St. Thomas Aquinas
Roman Catholic Church

Rev. Msgr. John P. Putano, Pastor

Est. 1927

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