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​On the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for the earth, "LAUDATO SI" Bishops celebrate the beauty of California while warning of the perils facing our home:

"God Calls us all to care for our common Home"

Click on the pictures below to download California Bishops’ Pastoral Statement​.

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Consider How Your Parish and Family Can Save Money and Steward Creation

RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE

Read Laudato Si by Pope Francis

Laudato Si  is the encyclical letter by Pope Francis on Care for our Common Home. He advocates for an authentic human ecology that respects creation and human dignity. 

St Kateri Tekakwitha​. Download our prayer card to the patron saint of the environment St. Kateri Tekakwitha.  Read more about her life.


PARISH RESOURCES
California faces droughts and high energy consumption. Parishes often desire to be good stewards of their resources by recycling, saving energy, and using water wisely. Download these handy checklists to see if your parish can save energy, resources, and money while caring for creation at the same time! 

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RESOURCES FOR PARISH LEADERS AND FAMILIES

 

Earth Day Resources for April 22, 2019

 

 

Formation Resources

 

 

Spiritual Resources


Consider Small Ways Your Family Can Care for Creation
There are many ideas to help your family conserve natural resources, save money, and teach your children about how to be good stewards of the earth.

Request Consultation from Catholic Energies
Catholic Energies helps parishes and schools save energy, supporting parishes through projects of energy procurement, efficiency, storage, financing, education, and renewable energy. 

Educate Students with Respect Life Week Curriculum
Our annual Respect Life Week Curriculum includes information for TK-12 about human ecology and caring for our common home with students. 

Volunteer to Support a Local Community Garden and Food Collection
Many local organizations like MEND Poverty, Seeds of Hope and Sowing Seeds for Life have community gardens to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to low income families. Other organizations like Food Forward collect produce from backyards for food pantries.

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Statements from Archbishop on Creation

Angelus Articles on Creation
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