CALENDAR OF GREEN DATES

To help organize an event about creation in your faith community.

 

Date

 

Theme Day / Feast

Possible actions

January        (3rd week)

Week of prayer for Christian Unity

Protecting creation is one of the ideal subjects for Christian unity.

14 February

Saint Valentine's Day

Raise awareness on fair trade chocolate and Christian charity (and justice).

17 March

Saint Patrick's Day

Attentive to nature, he saw the symbol of the Holy Trinity in the shamrock.

22 March

World Water Day  (UNESCO)

Raise awareness about our relation to water here and abroad (baptism...

March

Lent 

Suggest a 5R Lent (reduce-reuse-recycle-repair-revere)

April

Easter Vigil

Value the story of creation (Genesis) by a play or even multimedia

April 14

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha

Prayer in nature "saying amen at the foot of a tree) or Liturgy outside.

April 22

Earthday  (international)

Follow this cultural movement by adding our own Christian hope 

May 22

International Biodiversity Day  (UNESCO)

Through the story of Noah, God calls us to take care of biodiversity

June 3

Saint Kevin of Ireland

 

Protection of nature (parcs and reserves) and wildlife. Liturgy outside ?

June 5

World Environment Day (UNEP)

Adoption of new personal and community actions

June 8

World Oceans Day (UNEP)

Shoreline cleanup, build awareness about overfishing

July 11

Saint Benedict

"Ora et Labora", Pray and Work. I lived very close to the earth (farming).

September 1st

Saving Creation Day (WCC)

 

Pray in nature and read Genesis 1-2 , « Creation Time » until October 4th

September 22

Car Free Day  (international)

Organize carpooling, close the parking and let kids draw with chalk.

October 4

Saint Francis of Assisi

 

Canticle of the Creatures, promote voluntary simplicity

October

(2nd monday)

Thanksgiving  (in Canada)

Giving thanks to our Creator for the harvest, use local bread and wine

October

(3rd week)

Waste Reduction Week in Quebec

Encourage recycling as a prayer to thank God for the resources

November 23

Saint Clement of Rome

Letter of Clement to the Corinthians, chapter 20 (God and His creation)

Novembre

(end)

Buy Nothing Day

A collective challenge to buy nothing that day ("sell everything and follow me...")

December

Advent and Christmas

Jesus is born humbly, poor sherphards, stop overconsumption