For each week of the Season of Creation, the World Council of Churches offers a resource for celebrating creation. The second week of the Season of Creation is focused on climate change and the challenge of responding to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation. This document contains a hymn, a call to repentance, a responsive reflection, and an intercession.
For each week of the Season of Creation, the World Council of Churches offers a resource for celebrating creation. The first week focuses on the throwaway culture that society has created and urges individuals to instead focus on just and sustainable practices. The document includes a call to prayer, a scripture reading, a hymn, and a responsive reflection.
The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania has put forth a revised Season of Creation Calendar that is more inclusive of traditions and cultures from both domestic and international faith groups. In addition to the calendar dates, a calendar statement is included, calling for an ecological conversion along with a celebratory message of "Creation Day."
On July 23, 2019, the Roman Catholic-United Church of Canada Dialogue in Canada released "The Hope Within Us," a document that focuses on climate change and ecological degradation. The statement urges Christian churches to put aside their differences and work in communion to acknowledge the downside of progress and greed of our economic and political systems as they negatively impact our environment.
Prayers of the Faithful is a selection of Catholic prayers from Season of Creation that can be used during mass or other religious services for the Season of Creation Month. The following is an excerpt from one of the prayers:
"United by our Catholic faith and respect for all life, including the life of unborn generations,we pray that the human family takes action to transition to clean energy and keep climate change in check. Let us pray. With a shared sense of responsibility to care for God’s beautiful, live giving creation, we pray that the goals of energy transition, reduced global warming, and protection of life for all are attained. Let us pray."
The Season of Creation is a great time to introduce environmental themes by holding a prayer service, planting a tree, advocating for change, or simply holding a conversation about the Christian responsibility to Creation. Examples of available resources offered include: Prayer and Worship, Hold an Education or Sustainability Event, and Participate in a Campaign.
A daily calendar of actions, reflections, meditations and ideas for creation care during the Season of Creation, which runs from Sept. 1 until Oct. 5. This calendar was created by members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Grove City, OH, and can be readily adapted for use by others. The creators suggest editing the activities for Sept. 8 and Oct. 4, which are specific to options in their own community.
The Season of Creation is an optional season for the church year. For the most part, the seasons of the church follow Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter and the remainder of the year encompasses Pentecost Season. The Season of Creation, also known as “Creation Time,” can be celebrated at different points in the church year. The purpose is to help turn the attention of religious followers to their relationship with God and all of creation and to strengthen the relationship with God through his creation.
This article talks about the upcoming release of Pope Francis' next document about the Christian faith and honoring our planet. In his new book, Laudato Si' 2.0, Pope Francis is tackling the current climate crisis. His main goal for this piece is to expand on the climate crisis issues that have come to front since his 2015 version of Laudato Si'. This anticipated release comes with the beginning of the "Season of Creation", a time to reflect and honor our planet.