The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.
Pope Francis on Caring for Our Common Home
“We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family.”
Resources for the Season of Creation 2019 from the Laudato Si Working Group
- An introduction to the Season of Creation and a Prayer Service for 1 September 2019. This could be used for a prayer service in a parish or an ecumenical gathering or even as part of the opening of the new school year. 1. Resources for Sunday Eucharists 2019
- Resources for the Sundays between 1 September and 4 October 2019, including a Penitential Service, Homily Notes, Prayer of the Faithful, a post-Communion Reflection, and some words for use at the Dismissal at the end of Mass. 2. Week Day Prayer Service for 2019-3-1
- Resources for the Feast of Saint Francis on 4 October 2019. 3. Prayer Service 4th October 2019
- An outline of practical actions that parishioners might take during the Season of Creation. 4. Practical Actions 2019
- Trócaire Blessing of the Land resource for Creation Time 2019
These resources might also serve as background material for use during the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome on the theme ‘The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for Inergral Ecology’, which is taking place during October 2019.
These resources have been prepared by the Laudato Si’ Working Group of the Bishops’ Council for Catechetics.
Creation Time Podcasts
A series of podcasts will be available from 1 September as part of Creation Time 2019.
- Season of Creation Podcast 1 – Caring for our Common Home – How can Parishes respond?
- Season of Creation Podcast 2 – Caring for our Commone Home – The Science Bit
- Season of Creation Podcast 3 – Pope Francis’ call to care for our Common Home
- Season of Creation Porcast 4 – Living Laudato Si’ every day