Come join us and share in this work of planetary (and home) conversion! Anchored in Laudato Si, we the members of the C4C Ministry, commit ourselves to the process of EDUCATING, ADVOCATING, and COLLABORATING as means of calling our Saint Thomas More Catholic Community and the broader local Faith communities to a more active engagement in the issues dealing with the Care of Our Common Home.
This Lent the C4C Committee is echoing Francis’ call by asking all parishioners to make an effort to reduce the waste they voluntarily create each day. This call has 3 parts: The first involves reading selective passages from Laudato Si. The second is identifying specific small steps we all can take to reduce waste. And finally, reflection with the provided prompts.
Universal Apostolic Preferences are the fruit of a process of discernment lasting almost two years. All Jesuits, in collaboration with lay partners in ministry throughout the world, have spent time in reflection and dialogue to discern the core principles that will guide our mission for the next ten years. These themes were presented to Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who, with the approval and directive of Pope Francis, crafted them into our new four Universal Apostolic Preferences. They give a horizon, a point of reference to the whole Society of Jesus. They unite us in our mission.
1. PROMOTING DISCERNMENT AND THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES2. WALKING WITH THE EXCLUDED3. CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME4. JOURNEYING WITH THE YOUTH
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