Pictured, Lekòl Jezi-Mari students in Gros Morne, receive visitors who bring letters from their pen pals at St. Jude School, in Chattanooga, TN.

EARTH DAY – SUNDAY, April 22nd

“Life is an interdependent living organism that reflects the collective consciousness of humanity.” – Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee

Earth Day is this coming Sunday, April 22nd. The Catholic Climate Covenant and the Global Climate Movement offer two ways to celebrate Earth Day.

Catholic Climate Movement offers a one-hour Earth Day program, “Beyond a Throwaway Culture-Reduce Waste, Grow Community” that includes prayers, readings, actions, and a video, designed to raise awareness on how the overuse of single-use disposable plastics contributes to what Pope Francis calls “the throwaway culture.” From contributing to land and marine pollution to increasing our use of carbon-producing fuels, our reliance on single-use plastics has a devastating impact on God’s creation. The program can be accessed here.

The Global Catholic Climate Movement is sponsoring a multi-lingual prayer service on Friday, April 20th, to celebrate the faith we share and its expression in caring for our common home. The half-hour program will include speakers from around the world who will share prayers in their native tongues.

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