Sacred Heart parish to hold ‘Laudato Si’ program

Staff Report

A two-part Lent program called “Living Laudato Si: Following Christ, Caring for God’s Creation” will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. on Thursdays, March 10 and 17 at Sacred Heart Parish’s education building.

It will be presented by Jeff Campbell, Catholic Commission director for Wayne, Ashland, and Medina counties.

Last May, Pope Francis released his second encyclical, called “Laudato Si,” from the first words of the canticle of St. Francis of Assisi. It is widely acclaimed and deliberated the world over.

And yet, in rare cases it is decried as yet another way the Pope devised to have people help the poor, according to the Oberlin parish. Laudato Si points to the connection between socio-economic factors and the environmental condition that threaten the world. In conditions such as global warming, it is the poor and marginalized who suffer first and most.

Pope Francis encourages people all over the world to adopt environmentally sound and sustainable ways of living as well as efforts to care for one another, especially the poor.

That calling is why the Cleveland diocese has initiated a program called “Care for God’s Creation.” Campbell developed and is coordinating the program.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Staff Report