September 17, 2023

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time



Prayer for 

Season of Creation

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.

You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.

O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.

We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen.

Laudato Si Catholic Mass




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Season of Creation: Laudato Si' Movement 

The Season of Creation, September 1 through October 4, unites us as a family, highlights the importance of getting to know each other, and shows our actions in favor of our common home. Every little action counts to make the river of justice and peace flow! That's why the Laudato Si' movement invites you to share with us how you are celebrating it by taking a minute to fill out this form or sharing photos and videos on your social networks. Don't forget that we have these resources available to help you organize your events and activities! Mark these on your calendar!


Pope Francis will issue a  new environmental exhortation on October 4, 2023, as a follow-up to Laudato Si'.


Living the Season of Creation Nonviolently: Join Catholic Climate Covenant, Laudato Sí Movement, Pax Christi USA, and the Ignatian Solidarity Network as we explore the interconnections between gospel nonviolence and care for creation. Learn about the Vow of Nonviolence and how it can radically transform our way of living as stewards on earth. Receive a weekly email with opportunities to learn, pray, and practice nonviolence. Join us online for reflection sessions and an opportunity to make the vow of nonviolence in community: Learn more at: Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action (Sept. 21- Oct. 2).

Mutual Support Resources

Priests and the Right to Due Process

An essay on Priests and the Right to Due Process required by Canon Law was written by Fr Kevin McKenna, a Canon Lawyer and former Chancellor of the Diocese of Rochester. Kevin has written several books on Pastoral applications of Canon Law and has served as the President of the Canon Law Society of the United States. Please give this short essay a read as a help to better understand our rights as Priests. 

 The document is in the 'Mutual Support for Priests' section of the AUSCP website. You can access it HERE.

FutureChurch: Petition & Pilgrimage

Message from Deborah Rose Milavec, Co-Director of FutureChurch: As I head to Rome to cover the synod in October, we are asking Catholics to sign a petition asking Cardinal Arthur Roche at the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship to expand the Lectionary to include more stories of our foremothers in faith. As a first step, we are asking that the whole story of Mary Magdalene (John 20: 1-18) be proclaimed on Easter Sunday. The Canadian bishops obtained permission to do this in 1992. Here is the link to the petition: https://futurechurch.org/petition/Please sign ASAP!

In Memoriam

AUSCP member Fr. Thomas Ogg, Diocese of Cheyenne, (Age 82), died on August 29, 2023, after a fatal injury to his head from a fall. In the Diocese of Wyoming, Fr Tom had parish assignments in Rocksprings, Glenrock, Laramie, Powell, Gillette and Sheridan. Additionally, he served as the State Vocations Director, assisting many people to discern their life’s calling. He served as the national President of the American Association of Vocation Directors in 1982.  

Fr Tom was motivated to serve the World Wide Marriage Encounter program and was elected to international levels of leadership. He traveled frequently to facilitate growing this organization. His tireless farm-raised work ethic was only surpassed by his dedication and faithful service to God, his Church and his unselfish and genuine passion for helping people.

(Information from obituary at: https://www.osheimschmidt.com/obituary/fr-tom-ogg)

May Fr. Tom rest in God's eternal love.

AUSCP 2023 Assembly Videos

The following videos from the 2023 AUSCP Assembly are ready for viewing at: https://auscp.org/assembly-videos/

  • Cardinal Luis Tagle Interview by Fr. Steve Newton, Vision for a Church Where We All Walk Together
  • Massimo Faggioli, The "Synodal Process" in the USA and in the Global Church: A Geography of Hope 
  • Brian Flanagan, Synods as Liturgy: Presiding in a Synodal Church 
  • Cecilia Gonzalez-AndrieuBridge People or Neglected and Peripheral? Latinas/Latinos Catholics in the U.S., is now available with a video that includes both the slides and the visual of Cecilia speaking to the Assembly.
  • Vatican II Work Group Report: Year I – From People of God to Tents

Mark your calendars for next year's AUSCP Assembly!

 June 24-27, 2024, Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.

Bishop John Stowe will give the retreat.

Speakers: Tom Reese, SJ, Michael Driscoll, Kim Harris

AUSCP Webinars 

Zoom Sessions & Webinars

There is a new AUSCP Zoom webinar series beginning this week on Leavening Humankind in Today's World. See below for the dates. Register HERE.

If you scroll down, you will find the links to some of the past webinars in case you would like to view them. Thank you for your interest and participation! 


Leavening Humankind in Today's World

Dr. Joe Torma and Fr. Bob Bonnot will continue their series of webinars on Vatican II Documents on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m Eastern Time. Dr. Joe Torma will continue to be the presenter of these webinars with Fr. Bob serving as Moderator. The sessions will formally conclude at the end of an hour, but then will be open to continuing dialogue for those interested.These are the dates and topics:

  • September 6 -- Revelation as addressed by Dei Verbum
  • September 13 -- Non-Christian Religions as addressed by Nostra Aetate
  • October 4 -- Eastern Catholic Churches as addressed by Orientalium Ecclesiarum
  • October 11 -- Ecumenism as addressed by Unitatis Redintegratio
  • October 18 -- Social Communications Media addressed by Inter Mirifica.

Register HERE.


Other webinars/events that might be of interest:

Franciscan Action Network (FAN)On the International Day of Peace, Thursday Sept. 21 from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT) FAN invites you to a deep listening session regarding the war in Ukraine. Led by FAN Just Peace Fellow Eli McCarthy, the session will use a synodal circle process offering space for people to connect deeply with one another, to share stories, and hear about the thoughts and feelings participants have regarding the war. We hope to deepen empathy and connection so we may move forward together in the ways of a just peace.  Register HERE.


The following webinars of 2023 are available for viewing:

(Links to past videos can be found on the AUSCP website: www.auscp.org)

An Immigration Judge’s View (February 23, 2023)

Our Mission of Leavening Humankind in Today's World: Series 4   - Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4, Session 5

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