Catholic Resources to Celebrate Season of Creation

Pope Francis states that the Season of Creation is a “season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home.” Below are some resources to support Catholic communities in celebrating this important time in communion with our Christian brothers and sisters.

Vatican Invitations to celebrate the

Season of Creation

Pope Francis 2020 World Day of Prayer for Creation Message


Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

2020 Letter

From the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promotion of Integral Human Development
Dicastery for Promotion of Integral Human Development

Laudato Si’ Special Anniversary Year Plan

A year of celebrations of the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis on the care of our Common Home
Dicastery for Promotion of Integral Human Development

Bishop statements and messages

Pray

including praise for God’s provision, repentance for our greed and complicity in the suffering of Earth and our neighbors, intercession for those vulnerable to climate chaos, and releasing all we have back to God.

Laudato Si’ Retreat

Join a GCCM organized online Laudato Si’ Retreat or work with your community to organize your own.

Pray as you go app

Pray As You Go, the daily prayer session, welcome you to the Earth Sessions.
These sessions are designed to help you use Ignatian Spiritulaity to engage with creation and nature. 

Jubilee Time for the Earth:
A CATHOLIC LITURGICAL GUIDE

Homily reflections and suggestions to incorporate Season of Creation into the Sunday liturgies

LISTEN

Laudato Si’ Chaplet

Pray this simple prayer inspired by St. Francis Canticle of the Creatures

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Praying outdoors during Season of Creation

organize a prayer service online or outside

PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

HOLY HOUR – EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

7 Days of Creation Reflection-Retreat

A prayerful way for believers preparing to celebrate 1st September as World Day of Prayer for Creation

Way of beauty (Stations of Creation)

Fr. Gilbert Choondal SDB

Daily Resources

Season of Creation Pills

Don’t miss the #SeasonOfCreation Pills that we will be publishing every day, from September 1st to October 4th!

Lens on Creation by NCR

This Season of Creation, join award-winning photographer Paul Jeffrey for “Lens on Creation” as he examines the world through the lens of his camera and his faith. Read the reflections every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Aug. 31 to Oct. 4.

Earth Sessions by Pray as You Go

Earth Weekly Sessions is a space to encounter creation with God; to reflect on your own experiences of creation and discern the ways you are moved into action, to help take care of our common home.

Reflect

Reflections on Aqua Fons Vitae

This e-booklet contains reflections for each day of the Season of Creation that are based on the Vatican document Aqua Fons Vitae (Water is a Source of Life)

Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences

Reduce your eco-footprint

Auditing our own mistreatment of the Earth, and committing to new practices individually and as worshipping communities

Resources to Reduce Own Environmental Harm

Work with your community to reflect on ways to reduce your carbon footprint – here are some resources for getting started.
Global Catholic Climate Movement

Ecological foot print

Work with your community to invite your institution to do an assessment to review its ecological footprint – resources here.
Global Catholic Climate Movement

Go meatless during Season of Creation

Work with your community to go meatless during Season of Creation – resources from Lent 2019 here.
Global Catholic Climate Movement

Raise your voice

Encourage states to ensure that climate justice and steps to a green economy are part of the COVID-19 economic recovery plans. Season of Creation is a big step in this important Laudato Si’ Anniversary year to raise our voices for a just recovery.

Just Transition Catholic Statement

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Local advocacy: Symbolic Action

Brief guide about how to make a Symbolic Action for local advocacy
Global Catholic Climate Movement

Build Community

Create a Laudato Si’ Circle

Form or strengthen your Laudato Si’ Circle – resources here.

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Thank you for your interest in the Season of Creation liturgies, materials, and other resources. Please feel to use them at will. There are no copyright requirements on any of the official Season of Creation materials, including but not limited to the Season of Creation Celebration Guide and other branded materials and resources. If you would like, you're welcome to credit or mention that you are using a liturgy from the Season of Creation Celebration Guide and link to the appropriate website or PDF. But such a mention is not required. Thank you again for your interest and your great work.