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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Third Sunday in the Season of Creation

Churches worldwide celebrate the Season of Creation every year from September 1 – October 4.  This year’s theme is Listen to the Voice of Creation. Today’s readings invite us to further consider the ways in which our degradation of our environment most directly affects those with the fewest resources to combat it.  Just five years after the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, the island has again been hit by Hurricane Fiona, and we are only just into the season, that climate scientists tell us will be a bad one.  Put yourself into the role of Lazarus and the rich man.  Which one of the two does Abraham see as his peer?  Which one would Christ say needs to experience a radical conversion?

Mass begins at 9:00 a.m. Please log in at least five minutes prior to the start so we can let you into the Zoom room.  The worship aid for September 25 is here.

Peace and all blessings,

Rev. Kate Lehman, OSB

Join us for mass.


Sundays at 9:00 a.m. 


Shadow Rock UCC
Education Building Chapel
12861 N. 8th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85029



St. Teresa of Ávila is united with many other authentic Catholic faith communities as a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC).  The ECC is a "community of communities" that share a common theology and liturgical tradition with the Roman Catholic Church, but do not participate in its canon law.

The "ECC Difference" can be seen in the inclusion of all baptized Christians at the Eucharistic table, respect for and recognition that the Spirit is at work in those of other religions, ordination of women and married individuals, offering of the sacrament of marriage to committed LGBT couples and those remarrying after divorce, invitation to follow conscience regarding birth control, and active/equal involvement of the laity in the governance of the Communion.