"Laudato Si' in the Desert" Circle to be launched


Coming in 2019
Pope Francis is calling for action.

It’s time to respond.
Join us on a journey to pray
for creation, live simply, and
advocate for our common home. 

Have you been inspired by Laudato Si' ?

Are you active in fostering
Care for Creation activities
 . . . in your parish ?
 . . . in the Diocese of Tucson ?

 . . . as an individual ?

Are you feeling a call to pray more deeply
about what you are doing

in fellowship with others?

Stay turned for more information about
the planned
  Laudato Si' 
in the Desert Circle


Questions?  Please contact:
 Katie Hirschboeck
Catholic Climate Ambassador 

and a facilitator of Laudato Si' activities sponsored by the
 
Global Catholic Climate Movement



Season of Creation Event: Laudato Si' Mini-Retreat + Tree-Ring Lab Tour


A Season of Creation Event

Your are invited!
(Registration will help, but is not required)
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Saturday September 29th
9 am - Noon
Laudato Si'
Morning of Reflection / Mini-Retreat
on the theme: 

"THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE
FOR A TREE"


You are invited to a truly unique morning of celebrating God’s Gift of Creation with TREES!  This mini-retreat, titled  “There is Always Hope for a Tree,” will include prayer, scripture, a short tour of the University of Arizona’s Tree-Ring Lab, quiet reflection time outdoors, interactive exploration of what tree rings reveal about the environment, and concrete ways we can make a difference in caring for Our Common Home.

Sponsored by:  The Care for Creation Initiative
of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Parish

Facilitator:  Katie Hirschboeck, PhD
OMOS Parishioner, Tree-Ring Lab Emeritus Faculty,
& National Catholic Climate Ambassador

to be held at:

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
University of Arizona

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(Registration will help, but is not required)
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The Season of Creation Begins Today!




THE 2018 SEASON OF CREATION
BEGINS TODAY!



Today we pray for our world in a special way on the annual World Day Of Prayer For The Care Of Creation.  This special day of prayer begins the Season of Creation, the period from September 1 to October 4, when Christians are asked to set aside time to deepen our relationship with our Creator, each other, and all of creation.  

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
September 1st 

The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation offers, “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live."  

A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
 
FOR THE CARE OF CREATION  2

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, who are so precious in your eyes… God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth, God of mercy, may we receive your forgiveness and convey your mercy throughout our common home.   Praise be to you!   Amen. 

During the coming weeks we will reflect on God’s gift of creation and reflect on how we are caring for it through quotes from Pope Francis'  Laudato Si’ encyclical: On Care for our Common Home, beginning with this one:

“God’s love
is the fundamental moving force
in all created things.”
 

(Laudato Si’ #77]