'Care for Creation Resources'

Catholic Climate Covenant Toolkit

Posted on 20. Oct, 2017 by .

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Catholic Climate Covenant has provided us with a tool that only takes ten minutes, and can help us better take care of our Earth:

Take a few minutes to calculate your carbon footprint. This will give you a good understanding of your individual/family ecological impact. Then, you may wish to consider buying carbon offsets, especially to offset air travel.  There are many sites where you can purchase carbon offsets to reduce your carbon footprint.  A couple of sites are here and here.

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2017 Feast of St. Francis Program is now available!

Posted on 06. Sep, 2017 by .

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Every October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis (FOSF) celebrates the saint who saw all created beings as his brother or sister. Inspired by this example, Catholic Climate Covenant produces a free 90-minute catechetical program to help parishes, schools, and faith communities explore how they can better care for creation and the poor. New this year is a Blessing of the Animals Liturgy.

 

2017 Feast of St. Francis Program – “Befriend the Wolf: Blessing All God’s Creation.”
Register below to gain access to the Feast of St. Francis resources.

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We hope that you find the materials and resources we have created for this year’s Feast of St. Francis Program inspiring and useful. Remember that the Feast of St. Francis Program can be used on October 4th or any date of your choosing.

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Feast of Saint Francis 2017

Posted on 26. Aug, 2017 by .

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Catholic Climate Covenant presents the following resources:

1) Facilitator Guide – Includes all the instructions, scripts, links, and materials you will need for a successful 90-minute Feast of St. Francis program.

2) Program Guide – Includes everything that a participant will need – readings, prayers, meditation guide, and discussion questions. NOTE: If you prefer to save paper, there is an optional PowerPoint that can be used instead of printing the Participant Program. You will find the link to the PowerPoint in the Facilitator Guide. On some computers, the PowerPoint may take some time to download.

3) Blessing of Animals Liturgy to commemorate the Feast of St. Francis on Oct. 4th (or other day of your choosing).

4) An editable and printable flyer for promotional use.

 

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Resources for helping the Homeless

Posted on 07. Jul, 2017 by .

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Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.), there are an estimated half a million people on any given night without a bed to sleep in? Homelessness is a circumstance that nearly everyone thinks could never happen to them — and yet, there are hundreds of thousands of men, women and children with nowhere to call home.

Here is the silver lining: we can all do a lot to help those less fortunate than us, and no action is too small to make a difference. The following are great resources to help you find a way to help:

What’s the best way to help the homeless? Former homeless people share their advice

Runaways and Drug Abuse: 15 Ways to Reach Out and Make a Difference

Homeless Shelter Directory

Declutter Your Home Through Philanthropy

13 Essential Items You Never Thought to Donate to Those in Need

The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Home’s Yard into a Community Garden

10 Incredible Ways To Help Homeless Animals Without Adopting Them

 

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Earth Day Programs

Posted on 18. Mar, 2017 by .

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For Earth Day, Catholic Climate Covenant has produced age-specific programs to help parishes, schools, and religious communities “go the extra mile” on creation care. Focusing on the theme of “Know the Creator Through Creation”, this program is wonderful for inter-generational parish programs, schools, and any group interested in exploring how a deeper connection with creation can draw us closer to the Creator of the universe. Remember, even though the program is advertised around Earth Day, you can hold it on whatever day best suits your community.

Here are the links to download/access the programs and all related materials:

Adult/High School:

a) Facilitator & Program Guide click here.

The PowerPoint and video are available as links in the Program Guide, however you can also access them directly:

b) PowerPoint click here. (If you will be using the PowerPoint, you must download it on to your computer. It may take a couple of minutes).
c) Video click here.

Elementary/Middle School and Pre-K/Kindergarten:

a) Facilitator’s & Program Guide click here.

The PowerPoint and video for elemenatry/middle school are available as links in the Program Guide, howeveryou can also access them directly:

b) PowerPoint click here. (If you will be using the PowerPoint, you must download it on to your computer. It may take a couple of minutes).
c) Elementary/Middle School video click here
d) Pre-K/K video click here.

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