WelCom September 2020
The World Day of Prayer also falls at the beginning of the Season of Creation, which runs until 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi. This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles.
- Season of Creation featured events: seasonofcreation.org/events/
- Season of Creation 2020 guide: wcrc.ch/news/season_of_creation_2020
- Season of Creation calendar of events: seasonofcreation.com/calendar/
Season of Creation 1 September – 4 October
During this Season of Creation, 1 September to 4 October, several events are being organised by parishes – all focused on growing awareness of the need for our eco-conversion and taking practical action. See parish newsletters for details from Otari, Upper Hutt, Plimmerton, Wellington South and Nelson. They include the following events.
Saturday 12 September 1.30pm–3.30pm
Creation Walk in Plimmerton. Join parishioners from St Theresa’s Catholic and St Andrew’s Anglican churches on a local walk honouring the Genesis account of creation via seven ‘Stations’. We will begin at St Andrew’s Church. If weather is unsuitable for walking meet in St Theresa’s Hall. Contact Catherine Gibbs 021 1660997 for details.
Sunday 20 September 1pm–3pm
Stations of Creation Walk in Upper Hutt.
A time of prayer and reflection on the Genesis story of creation with a memorable walk in the local area. We will begin at Awa Kairangi Park making our way via the river path up to Harcourt Park Bridge returning along the river walk. All welcome. Contact Teresa Homan 022 3127259 for details.
Sunday 20 September 2pm–3.30pm
Kaitiaki at Ōtari – Prayers for Protecting God’s Handiwork. Join church communities from Catholic Parish of Ōtari, Wadestown Presbyterian, St Anne’s Anglican Church Northland and St Luke’s Anglican Parish Wadestown, on reflective outdoors walk. Starting at Cabbage Tree Lawn, Wilton entrance to Ōtari/Wilton Bush next to bowling club. Easy grade tracks and paths. Contact Estelle Henrys 027 3123200 for details. (Postponement date Sunday 27 September 2pm–3.30pm)
Monday 21–Thursday 24 September
Laudato si’ formation series continues at Holy Family parish in Nelson/Stoke. ‘WE change begins with ME change’ series includes keynote speakers and local identities sharing information to help people understand science linked with theology to make both spiritual and lifestyle changes at local level. Afternoon and evening sessions. More information available from Holy Family Parish, Nelson/Stoke.