Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, is addressed to every person on Earth about the need for each of us to care for the home we share.
Join us in learning what Pope Francis wants us to know about the crisis facing us all, especially the impact onour poorest brothers and sisters.
Read the full text of Laudato Si' here.
Listen to Laudato Si' here.
Read a short summary of Laudato Si' with action steps here.
Here are some other resources for you to learn more. Click on any link below for more.
Catholic Climate Covenant
Catholic Relief Services: Why We Care for God's Creation
Global Catholic Climate Movement (with 17 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint)
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Environmental Justice Program
On the Environment
Mission: Grounded in the call to compassion, we, the Justice and Peace Committee of St. John Chrysostom parish, strive to challenge and enliven the parish community through prayer, education, service and action on behalf of the Gospel values of justice and peace.View our ministry's objectives here.
The Justice and Peace Committee, with friends, installed the "Memorial to the Lost" at SJC for the first time in 2015. The display, created by Heeding God's Call, has been hosted by local houses of worship from many faiths.
Our current programming includes a focus on fair trade, environmental protection, gun violence, and partnership with Chester churches and organizations.
Meetings are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the library of Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School on the St. John Chrysostom campus.
The Justice & Peace Committee concluded its third annual display of the Memorial to the Lost with a prayer service on April 15, 2017. The display was created by Heeding God's Call, a faith-based organization working to end gun violence, and travels among houses of worship in our community. St. John Chrysostom is a Congregational Partner of Heeding God's Call.
Installed April 1-15 at St. John Chrysostom, the display honors more than 150 Delaware County residents who have lost their lives to gun violence in the past five years.
We ask your continued prayers for all lives torn by gun violence.