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Creation Series – “Care for Our Common Home”

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. | St. John the Baptist Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom


“Care for Our Common Home” presented by Michael Wright, LSW

This presentation will summarize Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the church’s first encyclical that focuses on “integral ecology” and care for creation. Significant themes from the encyclical will be covered, including how everything is connected, the intrinsic value of creation, current socio-economic challenges, and what we as followers of Christ can do to “care for our common home.”



Registration Deadline: September 25, 2023



Presenter Bio

Michael Wright Michael Wright is a father of three, a retired NASA engineer, and a licensed social worker. He is a parishioner at St. John the Baptist in New Freedom, where he founded the Care for Creation ministry, the only one in the Diocese. Mike is also a freelance writer on the environment and faith. He is the author of the booklet, 10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know About the Environment and Catholic Update: Pope Francis and the Environment (both from Liguori Publications). His articles have appeared in National Catholic ReporterU.S. Catholic and Liguorian magazines. He owns a 19th century farmhouse in York County, with solar photovoltaic and hot water, two spring-fed geothermal systems, and a charging station for his electric vehicle.




“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/.


September 27
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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St John the Baptist, New Freedom
315 N Constitution Ave
New Freedom, PA 17349 United States
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Marianne Weltmer
717-657-4804 ext. 322