Season of Lent
2023 Lenten Season Resources:
Feast of St. Francis 2017; Befriend the Wolf: Blessing all God's Creation
2017's Feast of St. Francis program, "Befriend the Wolf: Blessing All God’s Creation", is an invitation to follow St. Francis’ example and open our hearts to all of creation. This webinar unpacks the story of the Wolf of Gubbio as a wonderful and useful metaphor to harmonize our relationship with God's Creation in our modern lives. It also discusses how the 2017 Feast of St. Francis program can be used in your parish, school, and faith community to foster that relationship. Whether you are already planning to use the 2017 Feast of St.
Archive - 2017 Homily Helps (Cycle A)
Paris Agreement Bulletin Insert
Download this Paris Agreement Bulletin Insert to help inform parishioners about what the Paris Climate Agreement entails and why the Catholic church is concerned by the U.S.'s withdrawal.
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth— and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters— Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good.
Know the Creator Through Creation, 2017
April 22, 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars. This year, we join with the Earth Day Network to celebrate Earth Day and to embrace our call as Catholics to increase awareness of care for creation and climate change issues. This Earth Day program should be seen as the beginning of an educational campaign to increase creation care and climate literacy within our parishes, schools, and religious communities.
Dial Down the Heat: Cultivate the Common Good for our Common Home, 2016
This program is designed with the 2016 Feast of St. Francis (October 4) in mind. However, we hope you will feel free to implement the program at a time that is convenient to your parish or school.
As you know, Pope Francis was so inspired by St. Francis of Assisi that he is the first Roman pontiff to take the saint’s name. He has challenged us to make care for creation and care for the poor a cornerstone of our Catholic witness.
This year marks the 37th anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi being named the Patron Saint of those who promote ecology by St. John Paul II.
Laudato Si’: Sobre el cuidado de la casa común
Este folleto es una breve introducción a la encíclica y maneras en que puede responder a la llamada de papa Francisco.
Hymns and Mass Settings
Containing a selection of hymns pertaining to God's creation and the Earth, this Mass of Creation offers resources for incorporating creation into personal and community worship. It can be found here.
A collection of songs focusing on God's creation and the Earth can be found below: