Season of Creation 2024

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Each year from 1st September to 4th  October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi)  the Christian family unites for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home.

It is a special season where we celebrate God as Creator and acknowledge Creation as the divine continuing act that summons us as collaborators to love and care for the gift of all that is created. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common call to care for Creation. We are co-creatures and part of all that God has made. Our well-being is interwoven with the well-being of the Earth.

We rejoice in this opportunity to safeguard our common home and all beings who share it. As people of faith we are called to lift the hope inspired by our faith, the hope of the resurrection. This is not a hope without action but one embodied in concrete actions

The theme for 2024 is “To hope and act with Creation” and the symbol is “The first fruits of hope”, inspired by Romans 8:19-25.

 

What actions can you and your parish take?

Suggested Steps:

Step 1:   Gather a group of interested people

Step 2:   Once you have held your parish meeting, your next step is to map your parish grounds for biodiversity. map –

https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Mapping-your-church-grounds-for-biodiversity.pdf 

Step 3:   Once you have mapped your church grounds, get copies of The Faith Community Pollinator Plan, and Gardening for Biodiversity

 https://pollinators.ie/faith-communities/and  Gardening for Biodiversity

Step 4:   Download detailed information for the above steps from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference at https://www.catholicbishops.ie/laudato-si/returning-to-nature/

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