Green Mass, celebrating the Season of Creation
Saturday, October 3
St John's 44 Temple Street, Worcester
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The Diocese of Worcester will be celebrating The Season of Creation and the Feast of St Francis with a special Green Mass on Saturday, October 3 at 1:30 at
St John's Church, 44 Temple Street, Worcester
. The liturgy has been carefully designed to bring to light the important theme of Catholic Social Teaching, that we are called to protect people and the planet, live our faith in relationship with all of God's creation.
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Green Mass October 3, 1:30PM
Fr. Richard F. Reidy, Vicar General of the Diocese of Worcester, will be the primary celebrant for the Mass with other priests concelebrating.
After the Mass, we will have a talk by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy:
Laudato Si in Action
: A short reflection on environmental racism and how black Catholic women are leading the fight against petrochemical plants in Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley.'
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy is a founding member of the SS. Francis and Therese Catholic Worker, a lay community that offers hospitality to men and women in need and engages in a variety of works for peace and justice. Program director at Worcester’s Center for Nonviolent Solution, she also works as a freelance journalist, contributing to the National Catholic Reporter, and other Catholic periodicals, since 2000.
The Mass and talk by Claire is planned for both in-person participation and viewing remotely via Facebook Live.
In person attendance requirements:
Maintain a social distance of at least six feet (families may sit closer).
Wear a face mask at all times (except for receiving holy communion).
Do not ask people to “slide down the pew”.
Use hand sanitizer when asked.
Registration will help us plan for the in-person attendance.
Register for Green Mass October 3, 1:30 PM
on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00AM