September 1st to October 4th
“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the
whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we
know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us.” Laudato Si para 13
The Season of Creation begins on 1 September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.
The symbol chosen for this year is the burning bush, which contrasts the light of the HolySpirit that unites Christians with the wild fires that are exacerbating the climate crisis.
Though 1st September may seem a long way off, please spend a little time in the coming weeks considering how you and your family can play your part in the Season of Creation.
• Advocacy: Raise your voice for climate justice by joining CAFOD’s Fix the Food System campaign.
• Prayer: Host an ecumenical prayer service that unites all Christians to care for our common home or
- Sustainability: Organise an event reaching a wider public to help people to reflect on the current situation and what we can all do to make a difference.
Caritas Plymouth may be able to help with funding for refreshments and speakers (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can find out more on the Diocesan website at http://www.plymouth-diocese.org.uk/the-diocese/how-we- work/environment/season-of-creation/. More resources will be added in the coming weeks.