FAMILY PROMISE OF WHATCOM COUNTY
2nd Annual Bed Race to Help End Homelessness
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Civic Stadium Parking Lot
Support the cause! Cheer on the Contestants this Sunday!
Learn more about how to get involved with this wacky, fun, and creative event!
SEASON OF CREATION
Sept. 1 - Oct. 4
The Season of Creation, which begins with the World Day of Prayer and ends with the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, is an annual global and ecumenical celebration of prayer, action education, and solidarity with creation. Each year, tens of thousands of Christians observe the Season of Creation through prayer services, sustainability actions, and advocacy campaigns. Here are some ways to live Laudato Sí, Pope Francis's encyclical letter on Care for our Common Home:
Pray for and with creation
--Pray “A Christian prayer in union with creation” or “A prayer for our earth” [Laudato Si 246]
Live more simply
--Commit to a daily intentional action that connects you with creation –use suggestions from the Season of Creation Calendar in last week’s bulletin
Advocate to protect our common home
--We are all called to action: Everyone – Every Day – Every Time
--Check out more resource links under Latest News
A New Solidarity with Creation Workshop: How can we respond to Laudato Sí?
Sunday, Sept. 30, 11:00 a.m., in the Gym
Elizabeth Murphy from the Community Peace and Justice Center will lead the gathering in prayer, learning, and brainstorming ways to support one another in living the vision of Pope Francis's encyclical.
PARTICIPATING IN THE EVER-COMING CHRIST
Presentation by Br. Ivan Nicoletto, Benedictine-Camaldoese monk, author, retreat director
Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Church
During this gathering participants will explore the mystery of Christ as embodiment of one's deepest longings. as the desire for fullness, groaning at the heart of the cosmos, and as attracting newness from up ahead, the future of God. All are welcome.
JOURNEY OF FAITH, JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE
3-Day Retreat at Still Point with Br. Ivan Nicoletto, Oct. 12 - 14
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Theworld and universe is not static, but an ongoing and transforming process. During this three-day retreat participants will ponder some main dynamics of this unfinished and all-encompassing adventure, asking such questions as: What are the features of the cosmos? What kind of God is emerging? How am I responding to the divine, challenging appeal?
The fee is $150, but full and partial scholarships are available. Contact Linda Conroy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A NEW SEASON TO GROW IN FAITH
FORMED Pick of the Week: Bishop Fulton J. Sheen "Angels." Treat yourself to three episodes from Bishop Sheen's television series Life is Worth Living: "Angels," "The Touch of Your Hand," and "Caring." Sheen is the American pioneer in Catholic evangelization through media. See why his show competed well against other primetime TV programming in its day!
Are you letting FORMED help you to learn more about our rich Catholic faith tradition? If not, start today! It's not too late. Go to assumption.formed.org to set up your free registration through Assumption's parish subscription. Take advantage of the wonderful content for all age levels. This is a great site for resources in English and in Spanish!