Creation Care for Families

‘What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?’ (Laudato Si’, 160)

Pope Francis announces a Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year from 24th May 2020 – 24th May 2021.

LAUDATO SI’ Special Anniversary Year Plans

Creation Care Resources for Families

Earth Day 2020 Revised Participant Study Guide (free download): This program was originally created to be used by parish or school communities interested in exploring how we as Catholics can respond to the call for urgent action on climate. Given the need for social distancing, it has been revised for use by families.

Sadlier Religion offers free printables for Catholic families in English or in Spanish to use at home to discuss our responsibility to care for our common home.

Caring for the Environment: Free Family Faith-Sharing Guide from Joe Paprocki, D.Min.

Strong Catholic Family Faith has a list of resources on caring for God’s creation.

The Pastoral Center suggests two books:

Teaching Kids to Care for God’s Creation: Reflections, Activities and Prayers for Catechists & Families, by Sr. Mary Elizabeth Clark.

Let There Be Light: Creative Activities for Cultivating Gratitude and Care for Creation, by Tracey Herzer.

Creation Justice is an ecumenical ministry that seeks to educate, equip, and mobilize Christian communities to protect and restore God’s creation. They provide a list of 52 very practical ways families can work together to care for creation.

Children and Nature’s mission is to increase equitable access to nature so that children—and natural places—can thrive. They offer 10 suggestions for how faith-based organizations and churches can connect families to the natural world.


Ricardo J. Márquez, PhD
Associate Director
Phone: (858) 490-8295
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Janelle Peregoy, M.Div.
Associate Director, Separated & Divorced Ministry
Phone: (858) 490-8292
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Belen M. Olivero-Barnett
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (858) 490-8299
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Dcn. Bill Adsit
Mental Health Ministry Coordinator
Phone: (858) 490-8299
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