September 1 – October 4, 2021
From September 1 (World Day of Prayer for Creation) to October 4 (Feast of St. Francis) each year, the Christian community celebrates the Season of Creation by praying and acting together to protect our common home. The season is celebrated by tens of thousands of Christians around the world annually (https://seasonofcreation.org) with encouragement from leaders of other faith traditions.
The 2021 worldwide theme is “A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God”. By focusing on a home for all and on the concept of oikos, we lift up the integral nature of the many relationships that hold the web of life together.
Prayer and Liturgy Resources
- Feast of St. Francis Program (Catholic Climate Covenant)
- Season of Creation Full Guide
- Holy Hour Prayer for Care of Creation
- Novena to St. Francis (CAFOD)
- Laudato Si’ Chaplet (GCCM)
Prayer, learning, and action ideas for parishes, individuals and families, schools, and youth ministry in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
2021 Scheduled Events
Services and online events happening in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
September 28, 6:00pm – Our Lady of Lourdes (5333 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219)
Celebrant: Father Rick Ginther
Live streaming available on OLL YouTube Channel.
Help us out by sharing the event on Facebook
Environmental Justice Series
Join ArchIndy Creation Care Ministry for a dialogue on Environmental Justice. Come be a part of a multicultural faith experience where you can learn more about the challenges different communities in our Archdiocese face, what home means to each, and how we can build a more just and inclusive home.
Session 1 (Sept 23, 6pm): Considering Home from Different Cultural Perspectives
Invited Speaker: Paula Brooks, Hoosier Environmental Council
Session 2 (Sept 30, 6pm): Building Up Community Through Economy, Ecology and Ecumenism
Invited Speakers: Sr. Sheila Marie Fitzpatrick, John Mundell, Fr. Rick Ginther
Session 3 (Oct 7, 6pm): Ecological Conversion: Answering the Call to Care for Our Common Home
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas (4600 N. Illinois Street, Indpls, IN 46208).
Masks required. Registered participants will be notified via email if sessions move to Zoom.
Season of Creation Prayer Services
September 1, 7pm – Holy Spirit (7243 East 10th Street, Indpls, IN 46219)
(In person and live streaming)
World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation Ecumenical Prayer Service hosted by the Eastside Creation Care Network.
September 15, 6:30pm – St. Thomas Aquinas, 4600 N. Illinois, Indpls, IN 46208. In the green space on the north side of the church (weather permitting) or in the church.
Film Screening & Discussion
September 24, 7pm – Kiss the Ground – ZOOM
Explore Regenerative Agriculture with this 45 minute film and discussion afterwards. Hosted by the Eastside Creation Care Network and Mundell & Associates.
Oct 2, 6:30pm – St. Mary Indianapolis
Do you have a Season of Creation Event? Share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Native Tree & Flower Sale
Orders are now closed.
Please check your email for pickup times during the week of September 13. If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com.
This year we partnered with Marian University Nina Mason Pulliam Eco Lab to offer high quality native trees and wildflower seeds at a special price.
Thanks to all who participated!
2020 – “Jubilee for the Earth”
Our 2020 daily guide focused around the 7 themes of the Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary Year (May 2020 – May 2021). Use this guide to reflect, pray and take action in your home or with your fellow parishioners.
- The Earth Cube – Something fun from Laudato Si’ Week and good for kids –
- Season of Creation Guide (Catholic Climate Covenant)
- Coloring Page for the Season of Creation
- 2020 Season of Creation Liturgical Guide (from LISTEN)
@ Holy Spirit – An ecumenical prayer service to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. View the recording on YouTube.
@ St. Thomas Aquinas – A prayer service to celebrate the Season of Creation
@ Our Lady of Lourdes – Pet blessing
@ St. Joan of Arc – Pet blessing
2019 – “The Web of Life”
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls us to join him in embarking on a new path to shape the future of our planet. During the 5 week Season of Creation we invite you to join us to learn, share with others, and challenge yourself to take new actions every week with each daily theme.
View more resources for each themes of the day!
- Feast of St. Francis Program (from the Catholic Climate Covenant)
Parish EventsArchIndy Creation Care Commission Prayer and Climate Strike – Sept 20
Christ the King School
Holy Spirit Catholic Church Indianapolis
Our Lady of Lourdes
Saint Gabriel Parish, Indianapolis
Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Indianapolis
Sisters of St. Benedict Beech Grove
Thanks to Our Supporters
Thanks to the following groups who have providing monetary and in-kind donations to support Creation Care Ministry throughout the years.