Human Dignity and Solidarity

Care for Creation Ministry


Caring for our Earth is a requirement of our faith, as through this practice we become stewards of creation. In doing so, we are compelled to live and act in ways that protect the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, whether human or non-human, in caring for creation we show respect and love to the Creator. Our bond to creation primordially calls us to be advocates and disciples in the current issues that environmentally threaten the integrity of our planet. The mitigation of human-induced climate change affects us all and the future of our younger generations.

“Concern for the environment thus needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.” — Pope Francis, Laudato Si', 91

January 16: Community Action Planning Meeting

On Tuesday, January 16, join us at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church at 6:30pm for an engaging conversation about how we can address climate change and environmental degradation in our local community. We will delve into specific environmental issues that are plaguing the Chicagoland area and develop action plans to address those concerns. Register by visiting this link or call the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity at 312.534.5393.

April 22: Earth Day Retreat

On Sunday, April 22, 2018 (Earth Day), join us at Cardinal Stritch Retreat Center in Mundelein for a day of reflection and immersion into God’s natural world. Participants will reflect on Laudato Si’, celebrate Mass, and learn about stewarding the garden God gave us. Click here to learn more and register.