The annual Season of Creation starts on 1st September and runs until 4th October – the feast of St Francis of Assisi – the patron saint of ecology and one of the inspirations of Laudato Si (Pope Francis’s encyclical On Care for Our Common Home).
What is the Season of Creation?
The Season of Creation runs from 1 September (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) to 4 October (the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) each year.
This ecumenical season is dedicated to prayer and action for the protection of creation. It is a time to renew our relationships with God our Creator, and with all creation, as we join together in prayer.
We give thanks for all that God has made, repent for the damage that we have caused and commit ourselves to take action to protect the earth our common home.
Throughout the Season of Creation events will be taking place across the world to celebrate and promote the key message of valuing, caring for and protecting our common home and all who live in it.
What is the theme of Season of Creation 2022?
The theme of the Season of Creation 2022 is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’– the following link explains the theme - https://seasonofcreation.org/
Staff and pupils have been celebrating the Season of Creation in a variety of ways!
We held assemblies for each phase introducing the children to the key messages of this season.
Classes celebrate daily collective worship with One Life’s Dan and Emily using their OPEN for CREATION videos.
After CAFOD’s ‘Brighten Up’ national assembly, each class discussed ways in which they can live out their vocations and created Laudato Si’ pledges that pupils can do during this special season.
We have also built in opportunities to pray with and for Creation throughout the season.
Please see below for some examples of the exciting displays we created to celebrate Season of Creation 2022.