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2022 Season of Creation Resources

Theme: Listen to the Voice of Creation

September 1 - October 4, 2022

The Season of Creation is an annual ecumenical observance and it is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. It takes place from September 1 (the International Day of Prayer for Creation) through October 4 (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi). More about the Season of Creation can be found here: www.seasonofcreation.org 

We are happy to provide you and your parish with resources for the 2022 Season of Creation.

For the Parish:

  • Homily Helps and Petitions for September 2022
  • Creation Care Corner - Bulletins and here is a bulletin insert from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
  • Host a narthex display. Contact Laudato Si’ Ministries of the Diocese of Joliet to coordinate (contact information below). We have three narthex display options: 1) Laudato Si’ tri fold, 2) Single Use Plastic tri fold and display, and 3) Sustainable Lifestyle Tips cardboard cutouts.
  • Laudato Si’ Ministries of the Diocese of Joliet has Laudato Si’ pamphlets available in both English and Spanish. Contact the office (contact information below) if you would like some pamphlets for your parish or school. Note: there is a limited amount available.  
  • Social Media Toolkit, including easy to use social media post to use on your parish and personal pages
  • Host a Feast of St. Francis program.
  • Host a presentation/speaker, contact Laudato Si’ Ministries of the Diocese of Joliet to coordinate (contact information below).
  • Animal Blessing outline

Education:

  • Read the message from Pope Francis for the Season of Creation 2022 here.
  • Excerpts from Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for our common home.
  • Here is the official Season of Creation Celebration Guide.

Prayer:

  • Printable version of Prayer for Our Earth by Pope Francis
  • Join us for our annual Season of Creation Prayer Service on September 1, 2022 at 6:30 P.M at the Wheaton Franciscan Motherhouse (26W171 Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, Entrance #7). More information can be found here.
  • Here are songs, prayers, and scripture suggestions from the USCCB.


Lifestyle:

Calculate your carbon footprint here.
Take the St. Francis Pledge.
Learn how you can Live the Change with a climate friend lifestyle.

For questions contact Ms. Kayla S. Jacobs, Program Coordinator of Laudato Si’ Ministries - Diocese of Joliet, at kjacobs@dioceseofjoliet.org or 815-221-6253.