Care for Our One Planet, One Family
Rising temperatures. Longer and more extreme droughts. More intense rainfall and dangerous storms. As we experience the consequences of climate change in the United States, we recognize that communities around the world—those who have contributed the least to climate change—are being impacted the most.
Across the world, Catholic Relief Services is working shoulder-to-shoulder with communities to survive in the face of climate change. But surviving is not enough. We must work together and act now to protect our planet so our sisters and brothers can thrive.
Prayer brings us closer to God and unites us in solidarity with our global family. Your Church of the Home can pray and reflect on the impact climate change has had on our planet and pray for the Holy Spirit to change our hearts and inspire us to act.
The Catholic Climate Covenant created a list of 10 ways your Church of the Home can make difference in the fight against climate change:
Be energy efficient. During the summer months, close your curtains to block heat from the sun. During the winter, open your curtains during the day to allow the sun to warm your home. These simple steps can significantly reduce the need for air conditioning and heating, which are likely the most energy-intensive aspects of your home.
Calculate your carbon footprint. Understanding which activities are carbon-intensive allows you to know where you can take action. The EPA has a free carbon footprint calculator you can use at https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/
Adjust the thermostat. Turning down your air conditioning or heating when you leave the house will further shrink your carbon footprint. A change of just 5 degrees is a good start.
Adjust your driving routine. By combining multiple errands into one trip, you reduce the amount of fossil fuel you use.
Go meatless on Fridays. Livestock production accounts for 4% of Americans’ greenhouse gas, according to the EPA. By going meatless one day per week, you’ll both honor Catholic teaching and better care for Creation.
Recycle More. Recycling reduces your carbon footprint both because landfills emit greenhouse gases through decomposition and because manufacturing from scratch is carbon-intensive. Find where and how to recycle almost anything in your area at search.earth911.com
Use less water. Water processing accounts for approximately 3% of energy use in the United States, according to the EPA. Saving water means saving energy. Post a “please conserve water” sign at sinks and showers, install low-flow spigots, or select the “eco” setting on laundry machines and dishwashers.
Petition policymakers. Your elected officials have the power to take action on climate change. Write policymakers to tell them that you stand for the stewardship of creation.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
Saying "Thank You" is a lesson we learn as children. As we grow and mature, we begin to understand the source of the blessings for which we are thankful. How do we return to God with grateful hearts in appreciation for his gifts? Join Sr Marla as she reflects on this weekend's scripture readings.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Episode 2 is Now Available!
Join Katie and Tony as they welcome guest Steve Meyer.
Steve discusses how he sees the sacred in nature through hiking and backpacking.
Movie: Sing 2
Can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch a dazzling stage extravaganza in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There's just one hitch -- he has to find and persuade the world's most reclusive rock star to join them. What begins as Buster's dream of big-time success soon becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Generations of Disciples Begin Next Week
Wednesday, October 12
5:00-5:45 PM Pizza Served
6:00 PM Session Begins
GOD is Resurrection's intergenerational faith formation program for the entire parish. Everyone, from babies to mature adults, are invited to learn more about our
Catholic faith, to be strengthened as disciples of Jesus,
and to become closer to God.
Adult Break-Out Session:
An Introduction to The Bible Timeline
All adults are invited to participate.
A Quick Journey Through the Bible provides the clearest, easiest, and most accessible way to understand Scripture. This study is suitable for both beginners and for those who are experienced at Bible study, because it simplifies the complexity of the Bible through an easy-to-follow narrative approach, and an ingenious color-coded Bible Timeline. It is a great way for you to get the “big picture” of Salvation History from the Catholic perspective, and to see how the Bible reveals God’s loving plan for your life.]
The study will include a series of eight, half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion. Everyone who participates will receive this color-coded Bible Timeline Chart.
Ruby and Res
Ruby loves watching her dad at work.