The church’s liturgical year has always been closely tied to the natural rhythms of nature, but when Europeans brought the faith to this great south land that ancient connection was broken.
During September—as we welcome Spring to our lives once more—we will be joining with many other parishes and congregations around the country to observe the Season of Creation.
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It is celebrated by Christians of all traditions. The Bishop has encouraged parishes and schools in the Diocese of Grafton to observe this special liturgical season.
Each year the Season of Creation is celebrated by tens of thousands of Christians around the world. Local, volunteer event hosts on six continents organise celebrations in their communities. These range from prayer services to litter clean-ups to advocacy actions.
The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions. The theme of this year’s celebration is “the web of life”. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are on a pilgrimage to better care of creation.
September 1 Ocean Sunday
September 8 Fauna and Flora Sunday
September 15 Storm Sunday
September 22 Cosmos Sunday
September 29 Blessings of the Animals