World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis has established 1 September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. The day is inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, which calls on “every person living on this planet” to care for our shared earth.

Join us for 24 Hours of Prayer

On Wednesday, 1 September, our parish communities joined together to participate in 24 hours of prayer for the care of creation. Thank you to those who signed up on the parish Prayer Wall to pray during a specific hour on this day.

Prayer and reflection

The Season of Creation website – the global Christian family will participate in initiatives of prayer, sustainability and advocacy to care for our common home.

The Laudato Si’ Movement – formerly the Global Catholic Climate Movement, was founded in 2015 and inspired by the publication of the encyclical, Laudato Si’ in that year.

Pope Francis asks us to pray for creation on 1 September – watch on YouTube.

Australian Catholics Bishop Conference – resources to raise awareness of and to foster solidarity with the Holy See’s World Day of Prayer for Creation and the Season of Creation.

The Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement 2021-22, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor – invites us to join in responding to Pope Francis’ invitation to take a seven-year journey towards total ecological sustainability guided by seven Laudato Si’ Goals.