Season of Creation 2023

The Season of Creation is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the gift and beauty of God’s creation and encourages initiatives to protect our Common Home.

This year’s theme “Let Justice and Peace Flow” is inspired by the Prophet Amos:  “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24).

As Christians we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity.

What Can Your Parish Do?

We hope that the following resources will help you and your parish community to celebrate the Season of Creation 2023  and consider how your parish will take action towards returning 30% of church grounds to nature by 2030.

Host one or more of these actions during the Season of Creation at a time that suits your parish. 

Introduce the theme to your liturgies: Sunday Liturgy Notes

Read and circulate this years Season of Creation Leaflet in order to create awareness:

Example of a Sacred Space

Season of Creation 2023 Leaflet

You can order Leaflets:  e-mail us

Create a Sacred Space with the poster or cards below



Consider undertaking some of these events:

Blessing of Pets

Tree Planting Resource

Hosting  “The Letter”


Map your church grounds 

Additional Resources can be found here:

 IRISH Bishops’ Link

Laudato Si’

Parish Events: Are you organising a Parish Event? Do let us know.

1st September: St John’s Tralee ‘Care of Creation Group’ at Millennium Park, (Beside Lidl) Castlemaine Road at 11.00am

12th September: St Brendan’s Parish Tralee @ 7pm, Walk in Parish Grounds

27th September: Showing the film THE LETTER in Fossa Church at 7.30pm

29th September: Ecumenical Service celebrating the Season of Creation in grounds of the Franciscan Friary, Killarney at 11.15am.

30th September: Killorglin Parish in collaboration with the Diocesan JPIC Committee @11am, Parish Garden, (behind the church)

1st October: Parish Youth Group Listowel, Beach Clean on Beale Beach, Ballybunion at 11.00am

11th October:  Showing the film THE LETTER in St. John’s Theatre, The Square, Listowel at 11.30am