Aware that human actions are putting the earth in peril, we pledge to work with others in a spirit of dialogue:
- to safeguard the earth and the equitable sharing of resources;
- and to ensure quality of life for all humanity, indeed for all creation.
Hence, we plan to take concrete action and remain loyal to our Chapter orientation (2011-2016) pertaining to simplicity for mission.
While pursuing our commitments to various important issues, we are aware that it is urgent that we take action against climate change. For 2014-2015, within the framework of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, we are committed to raising awareness in our areas and to taking action in order to slow down climate change. Each province and region will include at least one concrete measure in its Plan of Action.
We also pledge to develop the spirituality which underlies this orientation in connection with the charism of Marguerite Bourgeoys.
The Year of Consecrated Life begins the weekend of November 29-30. In the USA, that’s Thanksgiving Weekend and for the Church, the First Sunday of Advent.
All over the world the Church will gather for the three-pronged focus of this year:
Let us join with Pope Francis on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in an Opening Prayer Vigil.
On Sunday, November 30, 2014, we can join with our individual Diocese’s Opening Mass and invite our lay friends to join us.Check your diocesan websites for the place and time.
ST. JEAN BAPTISTE HIGH SCHOOL is participating in a fund raising project through Stop-n-Shop and asks if any sisters/associates shop there, could you please work with us. The process is simple - Just register your Stop-n-Shop card. These are the steps to follow: Go to Website www.stopandshop.com/aplus There is a box “For Customers”. Click on Register Your Card. When this is completed, somewhere you will be asked for the School ID# - SCHOOL ID# 16679. Once this is done, all you have to do when you shop is swipe your Stop & Shop card. At the bottom of your receipt where it may list your Gas Rewards, you will also see School or APlus Rewards. Thank you for helping St. Jean’s in this small way.