Season of Creation

Read the Bishops' statement God Calls Us All to Care for our Common Home.

Each year the Season of Creation is designated by Pope Francis to prepare for the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of ecology, on Oct. 4. Catholic communities around the world are urged to find a way to celebrate their concern for the poor and the Earth, and their commitment to building an “integral ecology” that protects both. 


  • Use the individual/family guide for Season of Creation, including readings, reflections, prayer and a video. See below.

  • Visit the website of Catholic Climate Covenant for a comprehensive look at how Catholics are engaging in efforts to combat climate change.

  • “California Laudato Si” started as a continuing dialogue of California representatives to Catholic Climate Covenant's inaugural national Laudato Si conference in 2019.  Through regular emails, events and resources are shared from around the state.  A monthly Zoom conversation furthers the commitment to the message and movement of Laudato Si, with guest speakers that have included the editor of National Catholic Reporter's Earth Beat, the founder of Green Driving America, and a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency sharing grant opportunities and educational resources.  To join the conversation and support the message of Laudato Si as the global Church engages in implementation of the Laudato Si Action Platform, please email: [email protected]