Online launch to celebrate the Season of Creation 2023

24 Aug 2023

By The Record

Season of Creation Sandhurst Sandhurst Diocese launched their commitment to Laudato Si’ action on the banks of the Broken Creek, Nathalia. Photo: Catholic Education Sandhurst.

To celebrate the Season of Creation, Caritas Australia invites Catholic communities nationwide to attend an online launch on September 4 at 6pm AEST, offering participants an enriching and informative experience through its Catholic Earthcare program.

An ecumenical celebration, the Season of Creation is an opportunity for us all to express our shared commitment to the environment, with this year’s theme being ‘Let Justice and Peace Flow.’

Caritas Australia joins the celebration and invites everyone to nurture our common home.

Participants of the launch event will have the opportunity to learn about creating a Laudato Si’ Action Plan and join a community of mutual support.

Participants will also gain access to the Australian Guide to Laudato Si’ Action Planning.

Created by Caritas Australia, the guide will help users initiate practical, meaningful change within their own parish, school, household or organisation as they plan and take action to live Laudato Si’.

“As we all continue our Laudato Si’ journey of transformation, I urge you to take time forming your heart, gathering with others in your Earthcare Community to support and learn from each other and then planning your concrete actions,” said Bishop Vincent Long, Chair, Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service.

“For, as Pope Francis says, ‘we know that things can change’” he said.

“It is increasingly evident that our relationship with nature is not separate from our relationship with God and others,” said Kirsty Robertson, CEO, Caritas Australia. 

“In a time when environmental challenges are pressing, we must come together and embrace our responsibility to care for the Earth and each other now and for all future generations,” she said.For more information and to register for the free launch event, please visit