Season of Creation from 1 September to 4 October

Pope Francis has declared this to be a special anniversary year for ‘Laudato si’. After five years since its publication, the urgency of the message is greater than ever. Christians around the world are praying for and caring for creation. It's time to prepare resources for liturgies during this beautiful Season of Creation. We will use this Season to renew our relationship with Creator God and all creation through celebration, conversion and commitment. This year’s Season of Creation is a time to consider the integral relationship between rest for the Earth and ecological, economic, social and political ways of living. We share a common role as caretakers (kaitiaki) of God’s creation. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home.

Watch this 1 min video from Pope Francis HERE

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The Season of Creation website has many good resources for participating in community activities. Catholic resources include a Laudato si Mass, Prayer of the faithful, Praying outdoors and more. HERE

Pope Francis Special Message  on the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation 1 Sept HERE

Letter encouraging participation in the Season of Creation from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. HERE

The theme of Jubilee for the Earth arises from an urgent need for a period of restoration and hope, a jubilee for the Earth, which requires radically new ways of living with creation.

Jubilee for the Earth – new rhythms, new hope is a 40 page celebration guide for the Season. Filled with ideas for events, ecumenical prayer service, advocacy and prayer.  Click HERE

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Do you think you are living, aware of your ecological impact?

Take this Ecological Examen. HERE

Season of Creation 2020 Prayer Card HERE

Take the Creation Stations walk with this presentation. Using scripture passages from Genesis reflect on the creation story HERE

We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.  Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature. (Laudato si’ #139)

And everything is connected.   Ā, kei te honono i ngā mea kātoa.


During this Season of Creation we will be publishing a variety of ideas for your liturgies. Each week there will be offerings linked to the Scriptures of the Sunday. Watch this space for new resources each week between 1 September and 4 October. The following suggestions were written by a collaboration between three parish groups in preparation for the Season of Creation.

Sept 6   Link HERE

Sept 13 Link HERE

Sept 20 Link HERE

Sept 27 Link HERE

Oct 4    Link HERE

Music you could include during this Season of Creation

All creatures of our God and King

Peace is flowing like a river

Make me a channel of your peace

Give thanks with a grateful heart

All things bright and beautiful

Be still

Now thank we all our God

This is my commandment I give you

The Lord Hears the cry of the poor

Awesome God (Chris Skinner)

Whakaaria Mai

Te Aroha

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Human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships:

with God, with our neighbour and with the earth itself. (Laudato si’ #66)