Webinar on Laudato Si

In case you are interested . . .

On July 25th, the Catholic Climate Covenant will be offering a webinar on climate justice. You can register for it by clicking here.

Sylvia Hood Washington–a candidate in our fraternity–will be one of the presenters!

A description of the event follows:

Please join us on Monday, July 25th, 3-4 pm Eastern to hear Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, noted environmental scientist and member of the Illinois Environmental Justice Commission, speak about how climate change is an issue of justice and protection of life. Dr. Hood Washington will be joined by Katelyn Roedner Sutter, and Edgar Garibay from the Environmental Justice Program at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Stockton. They will talk about the impacts of poor air quality  and climate change in the fields and towns along the vast San Joaquin Valley of central California
This webinar will help us understand:
  • How climate change impacts disproportionally people of color.
  • How Laudato Si’ is a helpful framework to understand and act on issues of climate justice.
  • The impacts of climate change on people of color, especially African American and farmworker communities.
  • How we, as people of faith, can respond to the challenge of environmental racism.

The Feast of the Portiuncula

You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Mayslake Village in Oak Brook, IL.

Brother Marc Sheckells, OFM will speak about “Where We’ve Been: Understanding Our Past to Energize the Future.”

Registration opens at 8:30 A.M. and Mass begins at 9:00 A.M. Catered lunch will be provided at a cost of $15.00 per person; you can bring your own lunch if you prefer.

If you are interested in attending, please contact our Minister, Jerry Stecker; he will RSVP on behalf of the fraternity.

Download the flyer for the gathering, complete with the agenda and an outline of Brother Marc’s talk, for more information.