Spring Study Day

June 11, 2016

~ An Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis ~


Laudato Si’ (Praise be to You!):
On Care for Our Common Home

DATE & LOCATION: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Church of Saint George, 1370 River Road (Route 29N), Titusville, NJ

 OBJECTIVE:  To present an overview of Laudato Si’, examine closely selected chapters, provide for reflection and discussion of insights, offer practical suggestions for sharing its message, looking at some helpful resources available for individuals or congregations.  There will also be opportunity to join in prayer for environmental conversion and education and to spend some quiet, meditative time along the Delaware River. Box lunch will be provided.

 HOST: John Morrison, Pastor, Titusville United Methodist


Vincent Gartland, a retired priest of the Diocese of Trenton. He served as pastor of Saint Ann Church, Lawrenceville for 19 years

Lawrence Gallagher, an ordained deacon of the Diocese of Trenton, has served at the Church of Saint George, Titusville, for the past 10 years. 

 COST & PREREGISTRATION:  $20 payable on June 11; but please preregister by June 3 via Email: office@njcouncilofchurches.org or Telephone: (609) 577-9787; or Post: New Jersey Council of Churches, 28767 School House Road, Columbus, NJ 08022.

 GETTING LAUDATO SI’:  You can download it as a free PDF from the Vatican at: http://laudatosi.com. It is also available in digital and print formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in a variety of digital formats at many other e-book sites.

 LAUDATO SI is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on the planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls on the church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenge and to join him in embarking on a new fate. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.