Category Archives for Care for Creation 2021

Care for Creation Educator’s Guide 2021

Access your Middle School or K-5 Educator’s Guide for your classroom by filling out the form below. You will then be directed to a page where you can download a high quality PDF file to print out or share digitally.  CARE FOR CREATIONEDUCATOR’S GUIDEFill in the form below to download the complete CARE FOR CREATION […]

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Objective

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 IMAGINE A HEALTHIER PLANETIn this issue students will IMAGINE what a cleaner and healthier planet will look like. They will EXPLORE one step Maryknoll has taken to care for the planet. They will APPLY what Pope Francis said to our current reality. They will CREATE a video project to ENGAGE their family and […]

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Step 1: Pray

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 PRAY with your imagination by having a leader slowly read the following meditation or by READING it on your own. Then SAY the closing prayer.MEDITATIONClose your eyes, put your feet squarely on the floor and sit up straight. Take one or two deep breaths to relax yourself.Now, Picture your favorite place […]

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Step 2: Faith Perspective

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 READ the mission story and then REFLECT by answering the questions.Maryknoll began as the dream of three visionaries, Fr. James A. Walsh, Fr. Thomas Price and Mary Josephine “Mollie” Rogers (known as Mother Mary Joseph). They imagined creating a missionary order to send men and women from the U.S. to bring […]

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Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Old Testament: Joel 3:1-2Life of Jesus: John 1:1-5Christian Living: Colossians 1:16-17 REFLECTIn the Old Testament we hear about how the Spirit will be given to the people and how it will inspire them to dream dreams and envision possibilities. In John and Colossians we are reminded that all […]

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Step 4: Take Action

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 WATCH Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make a short film on the climate crisis on YouTube. SHARE with the group or journal something Greta said that inspired you? DECIDE on one thing that we can do to better care for the environment. What we do counts so CHOOSE something that you […]

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What Does The Church Say?

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 READ below Pope Francis’ message from “Let Us Dream” and then ANSWER the questions in a small group or in a journal.We have neglected and mistreated our ties with our Creator, with creation, and with our fellow creatures. As we come out of the COVID-19 crisis we need to integrate and […]

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Raise Your Voice

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 MAKE an appointment with the leadership group that can work with the class to promote your video. . (This may be a principal, student council, school board, parish council, scout leaders, etc.) Students should PRESENT their video class to the leaders and ASK that they partner with you. GIVE concrete ways […]

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Engage your Family

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 CREATE a way for families in your community to participate in your action plan. For example if your project is focused on eliminating paper product use, have families bring their own coffee cups or water bottles to the next sporting event, or community gathering.If you had an alternative energy project like […]

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Be a Global Neighbor

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Fr. Lawrence Radice, M.M. works as a teacher at Thailand’s Research and Training Center. The Center teaches indigenous communities to farm sustainably. Every year people from hill tribes come for training. They return home with skills to protect the earth and ways to live in harmony with their environment. The center’s goal […]

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