Human Dignity and Solidarity

Season of Creation


From Sunday, September 1 to Friday, October 4, Christians around the world will be celebrating the Season of Creation by praying and acting together to protect our common home.

This is a time to join together to live the Catholic faith and care for God’s creation. To love God, we must honor all that God has created. To love our neighbor requires us as Christians to preserve and protect all that sustains life.

The theme of this year’s Season of Creation celebration is “The Web of Life.” Catholics are uniting with others in the Christian family to protect every creature in God’s beautifully complex web of creation.

Season of Creation Events

  • Fifth Annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
    Sunday, September 1 from 4 – 6 p.m.

    All are invited to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church as the Catholic and Greek Orthodox communities of greater Chicagoland join together for an ecumenical service to give thanks for God’s gift of creation. Bishop Mark Bartosic will preside over the special prayer service followed by a lecture from Greek Orthodox scholar Rev. Dr. Deacon Perry Hamlis.

  • Faith in Place Green Team Summit
    Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    A special Green Team Summit celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Faith in Place and the work of Green Teams throughout Illinois will be held at The Field Museum on Saturday, September 14. For more information and to register please click here.

  • Praying Together for the Healing of Our Planet
    Friday, October 4 at 12 p.m.

Season of Creation Resources for Schools


How to Participate in the Season of Creation

Climate Action Day

Season of Creation for Grades 1-5

Season of Creation for Grades 6-12

For more information on this and other Care for Creation efforts throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago, please contact Ryan Lents at or 312.534.8057.