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Care for Creation Mass, Lunch, and “Catholic Climate Covenant”
September 9 @ 10:00 am
Saturday, September 9that 10 am: Care for Creation Mass at St Katharine Drexel Church, Mechanicsburg: Bishop Senior, celebrant, and homilist. Hosted by Father Kenneth Smith.
Lunch, fellowship, and presentation from Jose Aguto to follow the Mass at 11:00 am. Please note, there is a $15 registration fee to attend the lunch and speaker. Those just planning to attend the Mass do not need to register.
Registration Deadline: September 3, 2023
Jose Aguto is the Executive Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant and is blessed to participate in the Covenant’s mission to advance the Catholic Church’s call for us to love and care for God’s creation, especially for our most vulnerable neighbors. Through his position, Aguto affirms the moral, spiritual and non-partisan foundations of this appeal, so that bridges can be built through divisions and generate lasting, compassionate and cooperative solutions for the climate crisis.
Before the Covenant, Aguto served with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the National Congress of American Indians, EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office, and the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of Brown University and Villanova Law School, and he and his family are parishioners at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia.
About the Catholic Climate Covenant
In 2006, to address growing ecological awareness and the need to implement Catholic social teaching on ecology within the U.S. Church, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) helped form Catholic Climate Covenant. Inspired by the USCCB’s 2001 statement on climate change, and supported by 20 national partners (which include Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Health Association, congregations of religious men and women, and other national organizations), Catholic Climate Covenant helps U.S. Catholics respond to the Church’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.
“In the Beginning” A Creation Series
In this 8-part series of educational and theological talks, all are invited to learn more about our very beginnings and our role as stewards of God’s Creation. We are excited to offer this series of talks in a variety of parishes across the Diocese of Harrisburg. You are invited to register for all of the presentations, or as many of the presentations as you like. Each presentation will last approximately 1 hour and will conclude by 8:15 pm. Most presentations are offered in person and via Zoom. For more information about the talks in the series, visit: https://www.hbgdiocese.org/creation/.