Care for God’s Creation

Care for God’s Creation

Holy Family’s “Living Laudato Si'” Team

 “On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.” 

— Pope Francis, ENCYCLICAL LETTER,
LAUDATO SI’: ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Laudato Si’ is Pope Francis’ historic encyclical on care for creation and our common home.  It challenges us to “hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” through ecological conversion, changes in lifestyle and society, and meaningful community engagement.

Want to read the encyclical? Click here. Or, click here for a free audiobook version!

At Holy Family, this commitment is growing. It started with Helping Hands events where we’ve packaged over 50,000 meals in the past few years for the people of Burkina Faso, Africa to Fair Trade sales to a Laudato Si’ Green Fair where parishioners could learn how to help save the planet while saving money at home.

Next we’ll be focusing on energy efficiency at Holy Family which will include enhanced recycling plans, an energy audit for all parish properties and utilization of green design and materials in the planned construction between the Rectory and Monument Hall.

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We hope you’ll take the opportunity to explore these 4 Dimensions below which are inter-related and reinforce each other. We’ll continue to expand the resources you find here as well as the programs we offer.

Upcoming event: Sunday, March 15, 2020: Helping Hands event. We will pack 10,000 meals to send to the people of Burkino Faso, Africa. Look here for a signup link as the event gets closer. 11:30am, Monument hall, Concord, MA.

Upcoming event: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 6pm, lower level of Holy Family – Screening of the movie A Plastic Ocean and discussion. Refreshments will be served!

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Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions. And if you’d like to learn more about the Living Laudato Si’ team and participate at any level, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Woodard (pastoralassociate@holyfamilyconcord.org) or click the Join Our Team button below.

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