Discipleship of Creation

 Ecological symbolJuly/August Theme

 

God gave us dominion over the earth for its well-being.  Pledge to be a steward of the earth.

 

Prayer

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Maker of all things, Creator of heaven and earth, we thank you for the wonder and beauty of nature.
May we be ever vigilant and responsible with the world that have given us, keeping mindful not only that we are your stewards, but also that your creation is a gift for all generations.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen

Pope Francis in his Inauguration on 3/19/2013 challenged us as follows:
“I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be ‘protectors’ of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”

Sacredness of Water

  1. The recent decision to roll back regulations on water in our streams.
  2. Water in Mexico City
  3. Cracks in the Ice Shelf in the Antartic
  4. Water in Minnesota
  5. Governor Dayton’s Year of Action on Water, August 2016-August 2017
  6. Dayton’s $500 Million Deal to Protect Rural Water
  7. Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee outlines the challenges facing the region’s long-term water supply and a framework for planning to ensure clean drinking water indefinitely. The report proposes a regional goal to reduce average daily water consumption from 125 gallons per day per person to 90 gallons per day.More about the report and MAWSAC’s key role in the region.
  8. Water with Blessings

Here are a number of things you can do to care for creation:

Study and Prayer

                            From Loyola, Catechist’s Journey.

Witness

Patrons:  Saints Kateri Tekewitha and Francis of Assisi are patrons of ecology, nature and the environment.