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Cultivating Care for Our Common Home

Our new Cultivating Care for Our Common Home program seeks to strengthen efforts to renew the sacred balance in our interrelated world. In his 2015 letter, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis addresses every person living on this planet and appeals for a new dialogue and a new solidarity that includes everyone in the work of caring for our common home. He calls the world’s attention to a growing ecological and social imbalance that results in destructive impacts felt to the greatest extent by those who are most vulnerable — people struggling with poverty, future generations, and our wider family of living beings. Pope Francis names the roots of this imbalance as a profound ethical, cultural, and spiritual crisis. In response, he invites all of us to “set out on the long path of renewal” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #202, 14, 119, 161…).

The Cultivating Care for Our Common Home program offers interactive presentations, workshops, and collaboration to Catholic parishes and other interested groups in Toronto who would like to explore and respond more deeply to Pope Francis’ call that everyone living on the planet actively engage in caring for our common home.

Program activities invite participants to cultivate care for our common home by:

  • preparing the ground of one’s heart in prayer;
  • developing ecological awareness, practices, and spirituality;
  • fostering the growth of a culture of care, especially for the vulnerable;
  • seeking and deepening relationships for neighbourhood, ecumenical, and interfaith collaboration.
     

For program information and booking please contact the coordinator Karen Van Loon at kvanloon@faithcommongood.org.

“The gravity of the ecological crisis demands that we all look to the common good…” 
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #201.

Care for Our Common Home Events

WHEN
October 03, 2019 at 7pm
WHERE
Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8
Canada
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Season of Creation and Other Upcoming Events in Toronto Check out these upcoming Season of Creation Activities in the Archdiocese of Toronto—find the following events listed on their website here. Also on October 3, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) will host a pre-election townhall gathering Shaping a Just Canada:   Based...
WHEN
September 28, 2019 at 7:30pm
WHERE
St. Joan of Arc Parish
1701 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M6P 1B1
Canada
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Season of Creation and Other Upcoming Events in Toronto Check out these upcoming Season of Creation Activities in the Archdiocese of Toronto—find the following events listed on their website here. September 28, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Ecumenical Season of Creation Celebration at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 1701 Bloor St. W., Toronto. Pray, learn...
WHEN
October 03, 2019 at 7:30pm
WHERE
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
Canada
Google map and directions
Season of Creation and Other Upcoming Events in Toronto Check out these upcoming Season of Creation Activities in the Archdiocese of Toronto—find the following events listed on their website here. The Archdiocese of Toronto will also host a federal election debate on October 3, 7:30 - 9:15 p.m., at the Metro...
WHEN
October 04, 2019 at 6:30pm
WHERE
St.Basil's Parish
50 St Jose
ph Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
Canada
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Season of Creation and Other Upcoming Events in Toronto Check out these upcoming Season of Creation Activities in the Archdiocese of Toronto—find the following events listed on their website here. October 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Feast of Creation St. Basil’s Parish, 50 St. Joseph St., Toronto. An ecumenical prayer service organized...
WHEN
September 27, 2019 at 11am
WHERE
Queen's Park, Toronto
queen's park
Toronto, ON M5S
Canada
Google map and directions
Season of Creation and Other Upcoming Events in Toronto: International Climate Strike Where: Queen's Park When: 11 am to 2 pm Global climate strike on May 24th in Toronto    September 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: International Climate Strike at Queen’s Park. Development & Peace will gather at Lime Ridge Monument at 10:45...
WHEN
October 02, 2019 at 1pm
WHERE
On-line Webinar
Join us for the launch of the Canadian Chapter of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM Canada)! Learn more about how Canadian Catholics can act in support and solidarity with Indigenous environmental concerns. Time/Date: Oct 2, 2019 1pm (Toronto Time) Location: On-line webinar Purpose: To introduce GCCM Canada, its mission,...
Care for our Common Home: Season of Creation 2019

Season of Creation begins with a powerful message from Pope Francis.

"May we feel challenged to assume, with prayer and commitment, our responsibility for the care of creation. May God, “the lover of life” (Wis 11:26), grant us the courage to do good without waiting for someone else to begin, or until it is too late."

Pope Francis, Sept. 1, 2019

Check out many recently listed Toronto events inviting your participation in this Season of Creation.

Care for our Common Home Summer 2019: Season of Creation

Vatican and Ecumenical Faith leaders support the Season of Creation

This year for the first time, the Vatican called on Church leaders to participate in the Season of Creation. They included an invitation to communities highlighting the Season of Creation, the Synod on the Amazon and resources available to implement Laudato Si’ and help “protect every creature in God’s beautifully complex web of creation”.

Christian faith leaders have signed a letter in support of the Season of Creation, calling for prayer and action to protect the web of life. This is an excerpt from the letter:

“Every species, indeed every being of every species, is precious because it is made by God. All reflect an aspect of God. “How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” (Psalm 104:24)

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