September 1 – October 4
From September to October 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.
In 2019, the Creation Care Commission of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis joined in the celebration with action programs in the theme of “The Web of Life” and end the season with a St. Francis Feast Day Tree Planting at parishes across the archdiocese.
See highlights from 2019, our first year of an official program for the Archdiocese. Let’s continue our care for creation and our commitments all year long!
Individuals: 20 | Parishes: 7 | Other: 8
Each week of the guide contains background information and commitment you can make for each theme of the day. Use this guide at any time of the year!
View more resources for each themes of the day!
- Meatless Mondays
- Energy Awareness Tuesdays
- Water Conservation Wednesdays
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Thursdays
- Walk, Bike, Share-a-ride to Work Fridays
- Take-a-hike Saturdays
- Laudato Si’ Sundays
On October 4, 2019 parishes, individuals, and other groups joined in the celebration for an Archdiocesan-wide St. Francis Feast Day Tree Planting.
Here are some information we provided about trees that is useful all year long!
Where to get trees
How to plant a tree
Feast of St. Francis Event Guide
2019 Events and Activities
ArchIndy 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
St. Mary Indianapolis
Teens4Unity El Paso
See what else is happened around the globe this Season of Creation!
Need help planning an outdoor event or prayer service? Check out the Celebration Guide from the Global Catholic Climate Movement or the Finding God in the Wilderness Prayer Service Guide and Feast of St. Francis Guide from Catholic Climate Covenant.
Thanks to Our Supporters
Thanks to the following groups who are providing monetary and in-kind donations to support the 2019 Living Laudato Si’ Sustainability Pilot Program and the 2019 Season of Creation.