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Date(s) - 10/24/2017
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Date(s) – 10/24/2017
5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Celebrating Laudato Si

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ 
(Praise be to You)



Attention is being drawn to “the ethical and spiritual roots of environmental problems, which require that we look for solutions not only in technology but in a change of humanity; otherwise we would be dealing merely with symptoms. He asks us to replace consumption with sacrifice, greed with generosity, wastefulness with a spirit of sharing, an asceticism which ‘entails learning to give, and not simply to give up.

It is a way of loving, of moving gradually away from what I want to what God’s world needs. It is liberation from fear, greed and compulsion.’ As Christians, we are also called ‘to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, as a way of sharing with God and our neighbors on a global scale. It is our humble conviction that the divine and the human meet in the slightest detail in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of dust of our planet’.” (5) 

                                                               For the complete encyclical, visit

Everyone is invited to celebrate Laudato Si-Hearing the Cry of the Earth and the Poor and Engaging in Environmental Stewardship on October 24th (5:00-7:45 pm) at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Dr., San Diego 92117.


Join Bishop McElroy, speakers, and passionate stewards of the world’s resources to learn about Creation Care Teams while enjoying a taco dinner at sunset. Register early for this free event as seating is limited. For more information and registration please visit: