Creation Care for Families

In honor of Laudato Si Week (May 16-24), we have compiled a list of resources that can help families explore ways to care for creation together and promote an ‘integral ecology’ at home.

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.

Catholic Climate Covenant, a subsidiary of the USCCB, is inviting family members to submit their prayers, meditations, stories, essays, statements, reflections, art, poems, songs, photos, or videos that lift up your love and hope for God’s creation. The Hope for Creation project is intended to be a virtual creative celebration of love, solidarity, and hope for God’s creation.

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

The Pastoral Center suggests two books:

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.

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Ricardo J. Marquez, Ph.D
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Janelle Peregoy
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Nora Mendez
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