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Climate Change, Parish Action, and the New Evangelization

A workshop about Catholic social teaching, climate change as an urgent moral issue, greenhouse gas reduction commitments by local Catholic parishes, and the impact of this work on evangelization of youth.

SAT. APR. 06  |  8:30 AM – noon
Lumen Christi Catholic Community  |   2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116

Daniel R. DiLeo, Ph.D., will lead the workshop. Dr. DiLeo is a Catholic moral theologian, associate professor, and director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University. He is also a consultant with Catholic Climate Covenant, which was founded with support from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Parish Net Zero Covenant Partners

The Parish Net Zero Covenant Grant Program is led by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota and the Catholic Climate Covenant in collaboration with Verdis Group, the Center for Mission, and EnerChange. The Catholic Climate Covenant was founded in 2006 with support from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Parish Net Zero Covenant Grants

$6,500 to pay for the Net Zero Pathway service

The first round of Net Zero Covenant Grants has been announced:

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Minneapolis
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Minneapolis
Church of St. Joseph, Rosemount
Church of St. Pascal Baylon, St. Paul
Lumen Christi Catholic Community, St. Paul

Faithful to Church teaching, the Parish Net Zero Covenant Grant Program is an initiative to help parishes in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis reduce their energy consumption and discern pathways to reach net zero in carbon emissions. Leading by example, the Vatican is committed to reach net zero.

By pursuing net zero, parishes can:

  • Save money to more fully support mission and ministry.
  • Educate the faithful about why Catholic social teaching is essential to the Church’s mission.
  • Evangelize through prophetic action, especially to young people who care deeply about creation but are increasingly disaffiliated from the Church.