This document highlights elements of Laudato Si, or Praised Be, Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on ecology. Citations are included for your reference.
“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.
This set of Homily Helps includes the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Sundays of Easter (Cycle C) and the The Ascension of the Lord (Cycle C).
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.
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
Includes 5th Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, and 2nd Sunday of Easter
Eating “lower on the food chain” is a powerful way to answer Pope Francis’ call to Care for Creation, and something we can all do every day.
Special thanks to Vince Stricherz for creating these “Weekly Tips” on Caring for our Common Home. These are intended to be put in your church bulletin each week and are a good way to remind people of how their individual actions can have a huge impact for our Earth.
Resources for the Advent Season:
1) Advent Calendar 2021-Daring to Hope
Inspired by past Lenten Calendars from the Archdiocese of Washington Care for Creation Committee and Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, has produced an Advent Calendar with daily ideas for spiritual reflection and actions to care for the poor and our common home.