On this page you’ll find resources referenced in our various series we feature in the bulletin and on social media.
Oct. 9 Voting is an Act of Love
Sept. 25 Caring for God’s Creation: Bird
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
Birds and Blooms
Sept. 17 Caring for God’s Creation: Food
The Benefits of Meatless Monday
How Food & the Environment are Connected
16 Reasons You Should Go Veg
Food as an Environmental Issue
Sept. 10 Caring for God’s Creation: Pollinators
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Build a Bug Hotel
Garden Design: Pollinator Garden Plan for Bees
Top 10 Plants for Bees and Pollinators
Sept. 3, 2020 Caring for God’s Creation: Water
Water & the community of life
The Story of Bottled Water
Aug. 27, 2020 Caring for God’s Creation: Plastic
Aug. 10, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 10
Litany of Committment
Spirit of God, may we have the grace
To examine our own prejudices and privilege and to work to lesson and end them.
To speak up when racism goes unchecked, unacknowledged, unrecognized.
To stand up when an individual or group is violated by violence and abuse of power.
To go into boardrooms and courtrooms, police stations and council meetings, institutions and churches until all people are free.
To promote understanding, inclusion, and mutual respect and build community within and among all races, ethnicities and cultures. Amen.
(Adapted. Prayer of Lament by Dr. Sharon R. Fennema)
Aug. 3, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 9
“He prayed — it wasn’t my religion.
He ate – it wasn’t what I ate.
He spoke – it wasn’t my language.
He dressed – it wasn’t what I wore.
He took my hand – it wasn’t the color of mine.
But when he laughed – it was
How I laughed, and when he cried – it was how I cried.”
July 27, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 8
“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness…A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.” (Wangeri Maathai, Kenyan Political Activist)
July 19, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 7
“I can’t Breathe – The Words that Haunt Us
Sr. Thea Bowman’s Speech to U.S. Catholic Bishops in 1989
The Future of Fathering
The Intersectionality of Faith and Race
July 12, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 6
“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
“RACE/Ten Things Everyone Should Know”
“Race Matters: Americal in Crisis: A PBS Newshour Special”
Augustine Tolton, Ex-Slave and first black Catholic priest in U.S.
July 5, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 5
“Racism today is the ultimate evil in the world.” – Pope Francis
June 28, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 4
June 21, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 3
“Racism, at its core, is a set of meanings and values that inform the American way of life. It is a way of understanding and interpreting skin color differences so that white Americans enjoy a privileged social status with access to advantages and benefits to the detriment, disadvantage, and burden to persons of color.”
– Fr. Bryan N. Massingale, S.J.