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Season of Creation begins

4 September 2022 All day

The idea of celebrating a Season of Creation began in the Lutheran Church in Adelaide, Australia in 2000. Now many different churches all over the world take part. In 2016 the Catholic Church joined in. The season embraces the four Sundays of September before the Feast of St Francis of Assisi – 4 October.

Norman Habel explains: “The season of Creation offers an opportunity for churches to introduce new visual elements into their worship and to be ecumenical and connected with creation in a particular context.” More information here.

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention: Respect for the Planet’s Resources

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September also focuses on care for creation. He calls us to respect the planet’s resources and to share rather than plunder them.

Some ways of celebrating

  • Watch Pope Francis’ video message for the Season of Creation.
  • Share the video explaining Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September.
  • Prepare prayers of intercession for use at Mass on the Sundays of September.
  • Plan a prayer service or liturgy that embraces your local environment.
  • Review the carbon footprint of your household, parish, school or organisation.
  • Use the social media collateral available here.
  • Participate in the Caritas Catholic Earthcare Convocation.