4th Season of Creation will end on Oct.8

The celebration of the 4th Season of Creation in the Archdiocese of Manila comes to end on October 8, 2016 with a Mass to be presided by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle at the San Isidro Parish in Pasay City at 4:30 p.m.


In response to the call of Pope Francis “that we take good care of creation – a gift freely given,” the Archdiocese of Manila – Ministry for Environment and Disaster Response has lined up program of activities for schools, parishes, ministries, communities and organizations during the closing event.


The celebration will begin with a Creation Walk from Vito Cruz to San Isidro Catholic School on October 8. This will be participated by some volunteers from schools, parishes and different sectors.


There will also be an exhibit of various ecological issues and solutions, Study Session on Laudato Si in Contemporary Challenges, Ecological Artwork for children and youth, and Laudato Si quiz bee in schools.


Apart from these activities, there will also be a two-day Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Communication, sponsored and to be given by Smart Communication from October 7-8, 2016. There will also be seminars on the following topics: Urban Farming/Gardening, Residual Wastes with Potential Recovery Caravan, Accessing and Training Solar Energy Technology Fabrication, and Sustainably Managing School Ecology Program.


The certificate of appreciation to all the participating organizations and partners; the recognition of parishes and volunteers who actively participate during the event; the DRRM Graduation and the awarding of winners for the quiz bee will all be held before the final blessing of the Mass on October 8.


Meanwhile, the opening of the 4th Season of Creation was held at the Lay Formation Center in Makati City on September 1, the date also set by Pope Francis as the “World Day of Prayer for the care of Creation.”  


This year’s theme: “Mercy to God’s Creation is Mercy to the Next Generation through Reconciliation with God’s Creation.” 


The season’s opening was concluded with a Concelebrated Eucharistic Celebration by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  It was preceded by various ecological activities.


The Archdiocese of Manila Environment and Disaster Response Ministry’s head is Fr. Ricardo Valenica, Jr.


For inquiries you may call Miss Lou Arsenio at 562-3470/561-9975 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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