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A New Solidarity with Creation: Catholics Actiong on Laudato Si'

In June of 2015, Pope Francis issued his encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.
We are a group of Catholic parishes, schools and organizations in Western Washington
who have come together to support one another in living out the vision of the encyclical.
This web page is a hub for information, events and resources for shared use. We hope you find it helpful!

Resources:

 

Season of Creation

September 1 World Day of Prayer for Creation - October 4 Feast of St. Francis

 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7-8:30 p.m.
Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change

Presented by Jeff Renner
Our Lady of Guadalupe Walmesley Center
Sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe and Holy Rosary (West Seattle) parishes
More information

Jeff Renner

Thursday, September 14, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Climate Science, Laudato Si’ & the Northwest: A Response of Faith for the Future
Presented by Jeff Renner
NEW LOCATION: Seattle University Wyckoff Auditorium
Sponsored by IPJC, Seattle University, Earth Ministry

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Saturday, September 16
Restoration Project
St. Joseph Parish, Seattle
This is a great service and faith formation opportunity. We will be directly caring for God’s Creation by removing aggressive weeds, maintaining weeded areas, and planting new native vegetation. During our lunch break, we will provide faith formation on Laudato Si’ and Care for God’s Creation
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. They will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Dress in work clothes and weather appropriate. Please bring sack lunch. This is a family friendly event but young adults and adults are encouraged to attend as well.
Sponsored by St. Joseph Parish, Seattle
Contact: Theresa Lukasik at St. Joseph Parish, 206-324-2522

Saturday, September 23
Duwamish River Boat Tour
Sponsored by Christ Our Hope Parish
Contact: Deana Teague at Christ our Hope Parish, 206-448-8826
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Friday, September 29, 6:30-10:00pm
Chasing Coral: Film screening, panel discussion, and meet SU's sustainability student clubs
Seattle University Piggott Auditorium
Join us for a screening of Chasing Coral: From the makers of Chasing Ice comes the shocking truth about our planet’s vanishing coral reefs as told through stunning underwater footage that follows teams of divers and scientists dedicated to understanding this devastating phenomenon. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. Seattle University's sustainability student clubs will be present to share information about their work.
This event is sponsored by Seattle University’s Film Studies and the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS).
Learn more and watch the trailer

Season of Creation Mass

Saturday, September 30, 10:30am
Laudato Si’: A Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation
St. James Cathedral, Seattle

All are welcome to celebrate the Season of Creation at St. James Cathedral. We encourage you to bring a delegation of at least 10 people from your parish or school to join with hundreds of Catholics from throughout western Washington! During the Presentation of Gifts at Mass, all parishes and schools are invited to have a representative offer up a symbol of the work that the community has done on behalf of God’s Creation – whether it be prayer rituals, educational materials, seeds or produce from parish gardens, etc. After the Mass, there will be a luncheon and resource fair, so that parishes and schools may share and explain their work with others. If your community would like to have space at the resource fair, please contact Patrick Barredo (pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org) to reserve a table. This day is sponsored by St. James Cathedral, the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, Earth Ministry and Seattle University’s Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.
Sponsored by St. James Cathedral, IPJC, Seattle University, Earth Ministry

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Link to the Facebook event

Sunday, October 1, 6:15 pm- 6:45 pm
Choir of Hope presents A Celebration of Creation
Sponsored by Christ Our Hope Parish
Contact: Deana Tighe at Christ our Hope Parish, 206-448-8826
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Wednesday, October 4
Ecumenical Evening of Prayer and Blessing of the Animals
St. Joseph Parish, Seattle
More information to follow.
Contact: Theresa Lukasik at St. Joseph Parish, 206-324-2522