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Doing what needs to be done – questions and activities

Michele Frankeni  |  27 August 2020

Read What needs to be done in the Winter 2020 edition of Australian Catholics and take part in the following questions and activities.


  • What does Ann Rennie mean when she talks about the difference between dominion and domination?
  • Give examples of where ‘profit and plunder’ have had a detrimental effect on the Earth?
  • What, if anything, in your community is deserving of a ‘funeral’ – mourned for its loss?
  • What are the links between the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor


The Season of Creation begins on Tuesday 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and runs until 4 October, the feast of St Francis of Assisi.

How will you engage with the Season of Creation?

See below for some ideas from the Australian Jesuit Province Reconciliation with Creation Committee.

What other activities can you think of, as an individual, family, community, to mark the Season of Creation?


Read or summarise What needs to be done in the Winter 2020 edition of Australian Catholics and talk with the students about taking care of the Earth.

Read Genesis 1:1-31 and discuss the beauty and majesty of God’s creation.

Activity: An interview about God’s Creation

Get the students to divide into pairs. One child takes the part of God, the other will be themselves.

  1. ‘God’ asks the other child two questions. What do you especially like in my creation of earth? How can you help keep it that way?
  2. After the interview is over, have the children change roles and repeat the questions.
  3. Have the students share their responses.
  4. Finish with a prayer for creation.



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