Human Dignity and Solidarity

Parish Resources

Looking to start a Laudato Si’ or Creation Care team at your parish? Check out these Parish Examples:

  • Ascension (Oak Park) - Honoring Our Mother Earth (HOME) Team (link)
  • St. Clement - Creation Care Ministry (link)
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Creation Care Ministry (link)
  • St. Giles (Oak Park) - Peace and Justice Committee (link)
  • St. James (Arlington Heights) - Earth Shepherds Ministry (link)
  • St. Joseph (Libertyville) -- Care for Creation (link)
  • St. Mary of the Annunciation (Mundelein) - Care for our Common Home - (link)
  • St. Mary of Vernon (Indian Creek) - Care for our Common Home Ministry - (link)

Laudato Si Gardens

Utilize the green space on your parish grounds to plant native plants and support local wildlife! Check out these resources from the Field Museum:

  • Garden Design (link)
  • Monarch Habitat Garden (link)
  • Native Plants (link)

Environmental Films & Documentaries:

  • Human Element (Link)
  • One Earth Film Festival (Link)

Advocacy Opportunity:

  • The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (Link

Additional Resources:

  • Caring for God’s Creation: Resources for Liturgy, Preaching, and Acting - Parish Resources (Link)
  • Catholic Climate Covenant: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (Link)
  • What You Can Do About Climate Change? (Link)
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Renewing the Earth (Link)
  • Catholic Climate Covenant prayers (Link)