The Season of Creation is an annual celebration to protect creation that starts on September 1st and ends on the Feast of St. Francis on October 4th. In 2015, Pope Francis wrote “Laudato Si”, an Encyclical letter pleading with us to take responsibility in the care of our world. His Holiness proclaimed September 1st, the first day of the “Season of Creation”, to be the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.” He invites us to “weep with the earth, our common home” and to do something concrete in the healing of creation according to Creator’s dream for all people and all creation. It is a day and a season to reaffirm our shared vocation as stewards of creation. Click here to find ways that you can mark this year's Season of Creation.
As Pope Francis says, "The ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion... [what we] all need is an 'ecological conversion', whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them" (LS 217).
Go to catholicclimatemovement.global for more information. On the website, you will see a wealth of resources to give you ideas about how to celebrate Season of Creation this year. Below are a few of the resources found there:
If you'd like more information, contact Margot Lavoie at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:
(204) 783 - 7215