We are called to Care for Creation!
Pope Francis reminds us “living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience” (Laudato Si, 217).
There are some great Earth Day resources available online:
- USCCB Official USCCB resources, including prayers, song suggestions, intercessions, etc.
- Catholic Climate Covenant Lots of online links available through Catholic Climate Covenant, a USCCB partner.
- Grace before Meals A downloadable book of various "grace before meals prayers."
- For Parents and Teachers For catechists (still a good resource despite broken links--which are helpfully identified as broken).
And, of course, there's Pope Francis' encyclical: Laudato Si'
If you're looking for a practical way to do something to help Care for Creation, consider joining a parish group for the Saturday, April 16 Potomac Watershed Clean Up Day (9:00am – 12:00pm). Details to follow.
If you have questions about any of these ideas, or have an idea of your own, send me an email at Susan@gs-cc.org.