September 1 – October 4, 2020
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 2020 worldwide theme was “Jubilee for the Earth.” In the long Christian tradition of jubilee as a time of restoration, we focused on our relationships with each other and all creation to give a lasting rest to the earth.
2020 Tree & Flower Extravaganza
Thanks to all who participated in the Season of Creation Tree & Flower Extravaganza 2020! Catholics and friends from around central and southern Indiana planted over 80 trees and 78 packets of wildflower seeds.
Stay tuned for more information on a spring tree planting.
Prayer and Liturgy Ideas
- Feast of St. Francis Program (Catholic Climate Covenant)
- Season of Creation Guide (Catholic Climate Covenant)
- Holy Hour Prayer for Care of Creation
- Novena to St. Francis (CAFOD)
- Laudato Si’ Chaplet (GCCM)
- 7 Days of Creation Reflection / Retreat (St. Columban Mission Society)
- 2020 Season of Creation Liturgical Guide (LISTEN)
- 2020 Season of Creation Liturgical Notes (Ireland’s Council for Catechesis)
- Homily Helps (Catholic Climate Covenant)
Find more resources at https://seasonofcreation.org/resources/
2020 Action Programs
Our 2020 daily guide is 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.
2020 Scheduled Events
Services and online events that took place in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Season of Creation Prayer Services
September 1 @ Holy Spirit – An ecumenical prayer service to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. View the recording on YouTube.
October 1 @ St. Thomas Aquinas – A brief prayer service to celebrate the Season of Creation held after daily Mass.
October 4 @ Our Lady of Lourdes – To honor the Feast of St. Francis (Oct 4) and the Season of Creation, Our Lady of Lourdes will host a blessing of the pets and prayers to commemorate the Season of Creation.
October 4 @ St. Joan of Arc
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 are providing monetary and in-kind donations to support the 2020 Living Laudato Si’ Sustainability Pilot Program and the 2020 Season of Creation.