The Season of Creation 2022: Invite from the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission

We wish to encourage all our Catholic family - parishes, schools, communities and individuals to join in prayer to mark the Season of Creation from 1 September to 4 October - the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

The theme for this year is 'Listen to the Voice of Creation'. This year's symbol is the burning bush.


Quick Links

Kick Off

Message of Pope Francis

Official Site

Resources


Season Of Creation 2022 Kick Off


Message of Pope Francis

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

Message of Pope Francis

Season of Creation Official site

Access information, resources and a Celebration Guide (including Ecumenical Liturgy for Creation) via the official Season of Creation website.

Season of Creation

Wednesday 1 September marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pray with us:

Father, Lord of all creation,
we praise you with all your creatures
and the whole universe that comes forth from the work of Your hands.
We acknowledge the privilege and responsibility
that You give us as stewards of Your creation.
In our ignorance we have done damage to our common home
and our brothers and sisters are suffering.

Through faithfully following your Son
guide and direct us to prepare for a better future.
Teach us to contemplate You in the beauty of the universe,
for all things speak of You.
Give us the grace to recognise, respect and protect all You have created,
using wisely all that you have entrusted to us.

Holy Spirit,
who first hovered over the dawn of creation and drew order out of the chaos
help us to build your kingdom of justice, love, peace and beauty where the poor of the earth are crying out.

You, who live and reign, world without end, Amen.


Resources

Diocesan Poster

Resources and information to print and share.


CAFOD: Season of Creation

Includes World Day of Prayer, Care of Creation Rosary, Novena to St Francis, Laudato Si' encyclical, Prayer Vigil, Climate Sunday Mass.

CAFOD: Season of Creation


Catholic Climate Covenant

Homily Helps: Hints for homilies, continue monthly.

Catholic Climate Covenant


Our Common Home

Videos, prayer books and other resources for help in caring for our common home.

Our Common Home


Climate Sunday Mass

Liturgy prepared for Holy Trinity and St John Fisher Catholic College, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Climate Sunday Mass suggestions and ideas

Justice and Peace Commission

Inspired by the gospel vision of God's Kingdom, the social teaching of the Church and the sharing of our faith experience, the Birmingham Justice & Peace Commission aims to promote Justice & Peace, its theology, spirituality and practice throughout the Diocese.

Birmingham Justice and Peace


Laudato Si' Action Platform
Plans, practical guidance and community resources as we walk the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).

Laudato Si' Action Platform


One Life Music

A series of daily prayers for primary schools for the season, continuing the OPEN series with OPEN for Creation.

OPEN for Creation

PLUS full school retreat online or face to face entitled 'Let All Creation Sing'.

Online Retreat

Face 2 Face Retreat




Archdiocese Environment Page

Latest news and information on the environment in the Archdiocese:

Environment in the Archdiocese