Fifth Week of Easter

Learn, Pray, Act

Making peace with creation begins with educating yourself about the Church's teachings and how you an apply them. Here are some resources to help you learn about creation care:
Prayer may not always feel important, but we know that it is the best way to align our hearts and minds with God's will and ask for his help for ourselves and for all creation. Here are some ways to pray that are relevant to peace with creation:
Actions follow from knowledge and prayer. Here are some suggestions on how to act in ways that promote peace with creation in the light of the Resurrection. Keep in mind, though, that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The best thing you can do is consider your own situation, pray, and do what you think the Lord is calling you to do.
Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.

This collect prayer begins the Mass for Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Jesus is calling us to "take up battle against spiritual evils." We'll explore fasting itself in a few weeks; during the week of Ash Wednesday, we're going to dig into an important set of weapons the Lord gives us to fight evil: sacramentals.

What's a sacramental? Well, if you attend Mass on Ash Wednesday, you're probably going to receive one on your forehead.