A New Solidarity With Creation
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!
KEEP ON, STRONG HEART
An evening with Kathleen Dean Moore
Saturday April 21, 7-9 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland.
Celebrate Earth Day with the Greening Congregations Collaborative of Whidbey Island! Moral philosopher Dr. Moore is best known for her writing and speaking on the urgency of action against climate change. Her award-winning books will be available; the latest being the funny and ferocious Piano Tide. Musical reflections to be provided by local musician Barbara Dunn. Kathleen will also preach at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Freeland on Sunday at 10 am.
For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations appreciated.
Solidarity with Creation Speakers Bureau
Invite an expert to come to your parish, school or organization to speak about topics related to creation care. For information please call IPJC, 206-223-1138 or email email@example.com.
September 1, World Day of Prayer for Creation – October 4, Feast of St. Francis
During the Season of Creation, September 1 through October 4, our Catholic parishes, schools and organizations came together to pray, learn and act on creation care. Some of the activities included:
- Christ our Hope parish sponsored a boat tour of the Duwamish River, during which participants learned about how the river came to be a Superfund site, and what is happening with current cleanup efforts.
- St. Joseph parish held a Blessing of the Animals event for children at St. Joseph school as well as for parishioners.
- IPJC, along with other parishes, sponsored presentations by Jeff Renner, former KING 5 meteorologist, on climate change and our faith response.
- St. James Cathedral hosted the first annual Mass Celebrating the Season of Creation.
Consider ways in which your community can also embrace care for God’s creation!