The Canticle of Creatures

A PowerPoint presentation of St. Francis' Canticle of the Creatures. Special thanks to Linda Lysakowski for this prayer resource. Linda is a member of St Andrew Catholic Community in Boulder City, NV, and a graduate student at Franciscan School of Theology at University of San Diego.

Feast of St. Francis 2021: “Eco-Conversion: Called to Tend to a Flourishing Garden of Life"

 

The 2021 program focus is on the call for "Eco-conversion" that is central in the Vatican's Laudato Si' Action Platform (LSAP), and is designed to assist you and your community discern how to engage with the LSAP. The program contains prayers, readings, reflection/discussion questions, a short video, and suggested activities.

Restore Our Common Home, 2021

The 2021 Earth Day program theme is “Restore Our Common Home”, a theme that addresses how as people of faith we must urgently act to not only protect but restore God’s beautiful gift of creation. The one-hour educational and prayer program is e the perfect way for our families, parishes, schools, and religious communities to prepare for the Vatican’s launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform in May 2021.

The Pastoral Center Creation Care Resources

We are delighted to highlight Catholic Creation Care resources and tools for parish leaders from our friends at The Pastoral Center.  Their resources* are designed to coach, equip, and empower parish leaders to invite their community to better care for creation. These materials are recommended to anyone wishing to engage with the Laudato Si' Action Platform.

*Sales from the links below help support the ministry of Catholic Climate Covenant

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Overview and Impacts for Leaders in Catholic Schools

Curriculum resource for Catholic educational leaders focused on the 6th Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel onClimate Change (IPCC), with reflection on its impacts, and tools to discern actions for schools’ campuses, curriculum, communities, and culture. Written by Andra Yeghoian and Collaborating Thought Leaders from CAELI. Catholic context added by Michael Downs.

Catholics Take Action to Protect Our Common Home: Laudato Si'!

A motivational, inspirational, and instructional webinar with a fantastic group of Catholic creation care champions!

Webinar gives you:

 1)  Concrete ideas and innovative examples for how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si”.  
 2)  Information on how other parishes, schools, dioceses, and religious communities have set Laudato Si’ into action. 
 3)  Resources that are available to help you plan for Earth day and Laudato Si' at 5.

Presenters include:

All Creation Gives God Praise: 2019 Earth Day Program

All Creation Gives God Praise: Protecting Biodiversity in a Time of Climate Crisis

SPECIAL NOTE: April 22, 2019 marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, a secular celebration that many faith communities have incorporated into their annual calendars for awareness and action. This year, Earth Day falls on the Saturday before Easter (April 22nd). Therefore, we recommend celebrating Earth Day during the Easter season or another date that suits your community's schedule.

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