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Celebrating the Season of Creation via the Global Oikos Day
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Oikos, CFC’s program for the environment, will hold the Global OIKOS Day on October 1, 2017, the Sunday before the Feast of St. Francis. This celebration is CFC’s response to the call of the Holy Father to celebrate the environment and perform practical tasks on how each CFC family can help protect Mother Earth.


The Global Oikos Day celebration aims to make the whole CFC community aware of God’s call for stewardship of His creation and the expected Christian response as fully explained by Pope Francis in his Papal encyclical “Laudato Si’”. It will also show, through specific projects, activities and events during the Season of Creation, CFC’s active response to God’s call. Lastly, the Global Oikos Day also commits to “Care of Mother Earth” by encouraging members to individually and as a community pledge to pray for and with creation, to live more simply, and to advocate to protect our common home (Laudato Si’ Pledge).


The celebration of the Global Oikos Day will be the community’s culminating activity for the Season of Creation.


According to OIKOS Core Team member Thelma Hizon, the provinces, the Metro Manila sectors, and the Family Ministries are encouraged to prepare and implement their respective plans on how to celebrate not only Global OIKOS Day, but the Season of Creation. 


The Season of Creation is a month-long series of events (September 1st to October 4) which focuses on prayer and the conduct of concrete activities which promote stewardship over God’s creation. 


Citing a memo from CFC Chairman Melo Villaroman Jr. and released last August 16, 2017, OIKOS OIC Rico Alconcel appealed to the general membership to support the Season of Creation and the Global OIKOS Day. The memo also included a set of guidelines and a menu of suggested activities for CFC and the Family Ministries.


Talks and teachings on the Season of Creation are encouraged to be held in assemblies and meetings in the chapter, unit, and household levels. Everyone is likewise requested to send in reports and pictures or videos of their activities to OIKOS for documentation purposes. CFC in other countries can choose to have one day within the season to celebrate Global Oikos Day. (CFC Global Comm)





 

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