Celebrating all of God's Creation
During every September, we celebrate the Season of Creation, stating our firm belief that God is in all and we are in God. Especially in this year, in anticipation of the United Nations Conferences on biodiversity and climate change, and with the unity of joint statements developed by Pope Francis; the patriarch of the Orthodox Church, Bartholomew; and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin, we pray for all the world to recognize our common responsibility and our common danger. Although we will follow the Catholic lectionary of readings throughout this season, our homilies will, hopefully, lift up our souls to the wonder and immense power and beauty of the cosmos, our galaxy and our planet Earth.
Consistent with the CDC updated guidelines, I am asking all parishioners attending mass to wear a mask.
We are also transmitting mass via Zoom on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for those who are out of town or are ill. Please log in at least ten minutes prior to the start of mass so we can let you into the Zoom room. The worship aid for September 19 can be found here.
St. Teresa said we are the hands and feet of Jesus; let us not turn away. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Peace and all blessings,
Rev. Kate Lehman, OSB
Please join us for weekly 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.