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Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest And in our Hearts take up thy rest; Come with thy grace and heav’n-ly aid To fill the hearts which thou hast made, To fill.

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2 Come Holy Ghost, Creator blest And in our Hearts take up thy rest; Come with thy grace and heav’n-ly aid To fill the hearts which thou hast made, To fill the hearts which thou hast made. OPENING HYMN #482 Come, Holy Ghost

3 Come, O Holy Spirit Enlighten our minds to know the truth of Christ Encourage our hearts to love the truth of Christ Strengthen our wills to live the truth of Christ We ask You through Christ our Lord Amen OPENING PRAYER

4 1.The Life and Dignity of the Human Person 2.Call to Family, Community, and Participation 3.Rights and Responsibilities 4.Option for the Poor 5.The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers 6.Solidarity 7.Care for God’s Creation 7 THEMES OF C.S.T.

5 Bible Blitz Format Bible – Bert Ghezzi Tradition – Brandon Vogt Saints – Bert Ghezzi Conclusion – Brandon Vogt

6 Shalom God Yourself Others Creation

7 Tonight’s Topics: #6. Solidarity #7. Care for God’s Creation

8 Solidarity Old Testament Genesis 4:9 Genesis 4:9 “Am I my brother’s keeper?” Leviticus 19:18 Leviticus 19:18 “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Isaiah 58:6-7 Isaiah 58:6-7 “…break unjust fetters, share your food, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked.”

9 Solidarity New Testament The Body of Christ The Body of Christ – (1 Cor. 12:13) Unity Unity – (John 17:21) Inclusive Inclusive – (Matthew Timothy 2:4) No Distinctions No Distinctions – (Galatians 3:28) Solidarity in Joy & Suffering Solidarity in Joy & Suffering – (Romans 12)

10 Care for God’s Creation The Goodness of Creation The Goodness of Creation – (Genesis 1:31) “…everything He had made…was good.” Stewardship of the Earth Stewardship of the Earth – (Genesis 2:15) “…cultivate and care for [the earth].”

11 #6. SOLIDARITY

12 The Virtue of Solidarity “The ‘virtue of solidarity’ is not just a vague feeling of compassion, but a firm and preserving determination to commit oneself to the common good.” - Pope John Paul II

13 History of Solidarity “Solidarity” – Mid-19 th Century 1931 – Pope Pius XI – Counterpoint to socialism 1938 – Pope Pius XI – Solidarity with Jewish people

14 We are all one. We are all in this together. “Emmanuel”

15 Independence Interdependence Solidarity

16 “Solidarity” + “Option for Poor and Vulnerable” “Me, too.”

17 “Solidarity” Movement in Poland Pope John Paul II Lech Walesa

18 Global solidarity “If you want peace, work for solidarity.”

19 #7. CARE FOR GOD’S CREATION

20 The Bible and Creation

21 Stewards of Creation

22 Effects of Non-Care 1 Pack of Cigarettes 1 Billion People 50% of Species The Poor

23 Creation and the Poor Care for Creation is care for the poor. Bhopal, India

24 St. Francis

25 1. Pray with the world. LIVE IT OUT:

26 2. Cultivate a more global lifestyle.

27 LIVE IT OUT: 3. Experience “shalom” with Creation.

28 LIVE IT OUT: 4. Simplify your lifestyle.

29 St. Peter Claver ( ) Called himself “Slave of the Africans” For 40 years, he fed, bathed, brought medical aid Learned their language to show them respect “We must speak to them with our hands before we try to speak to them with our lips.”

30 Dorothy Day ( ) Worked to change the social order Founded communities that welcomed the homeless Popularized peace and justice in The Catholic Worker Witnessed to the Gospel ideal of non-violence

31 The Respectful Use of Creation “Use creatures as they should be used: the earth, the sea, the sky, the air, the springs and the rivers…What we ask is that you use reasonably and with moderation all the marvelous creatures that adorn this world.” – Pope St. Leo the Great ( )

32 GOD’S STORY. YOUR ROLE.

33 1.The Life and Dignity of the Human Person 2.Call to Family, Community, and Participation 3.Rights and Responsibilities 4.Option for the Poor 5.The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers 6.Solidarity 7.Care for God’s Creation 7 THEMES OF C.S.T.

34 “Christ has no body on Earth but yours.” – St. Teresa of Avila You are the Hero’s body.

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37 “We can do no great things. Only small things, with great love.” – Mother Teresa Let us begin our Role.

38 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever will be. World without end. Amen. CLOSING PRAYER

39 Holy God we praise thy name Lord of all we bow before thee All on earth thy scepter claim All in heav’n above adore thee Infinite thy vast domain Everlasting is thy reign Infinite thy vast domain Everlasting is thy reign CLOSING HYMN #524 Holy God, We Praise Thy Name


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