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Called to Conversion: Laudato Si & Catholic Ecological Awakening

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Villa De Matel Convent

6510 Lawndale Street

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Called To Conversion: Laudato Si & Catholic Ecological Awakening

Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. - Noon

Villa De Matel Convent, 6510 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023

Join us for a morning of critical reflection on one of the greatest moral challenges of our time, stopping Climate Change and protecting our Common Home. What is the responsibility of the individual Christian and the role of the local Church? "TEDTalk"- style presentations and a panel of local Catholic leaders will discuss the responsibility of individual Christians and the role of the local Church to Care for our Common Home. Come early for a Labyrinth Prayer Walk at 8 a.m. This event is free with Spanish interpretation offered.

Registration Opens & Light Breakfast Served - 7:30 a.m.

Villa Labyrinth Prayer Walk (Optional) - 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Conference Starts - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

More Information: 713-341-2636




Speakers:

Michael Gormley: Michael has been leading evangelization and ministry efforts for the past 10 years, both as a full-time parish staff member and as a speaker and consultant for parishes, dioceses, and Catholic campus ministries. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Evangelization at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in The Woodlands. Michael is also the founder and creative director of LayEvangelist.com, and the producer and co-host of a Catholic young adult podcast Catching Foxes, which discusses the collision of Faith and Culture.

Sr. Ricca Dimalibot: Sr. Ricca Dimalibot is a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston and made her Final Profession of Vows in 2008. She is the current Medical Director of CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic, an indigent care clinic in Dickinson. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Originally from the Philippines, she has a Family Medicine Residency from The Houston Methodist Hospital, a Master of Arts in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St Louis, MO, and BS in Medical Technology from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

Bill Clark: Bill's professional background in engineering includes 40 years’ experience in the areas of process research, manufacturing, project management, environmental, health and safety. He is the founder and lead member of the Creation Care Ministry at Mary Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood, which has made substantial strides in greening the parish facilities and procurement practices. Bill has been an advocate for the use of renewable energy in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and served on the Archdiocesan Energy Committee. He currently provides pro bono consulting services to Texas A&M University on the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

Roger Ingersoll: Roger has more than 32 years of professional experience working in oil and gas projects worldwide, including Arctic and coastal engineering projects. His faith and love of family led him to explore the human impacts on Climate Change and become deeply involved with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. A parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua in the Woodlands, Roger has given numerous lectures and talks at universities, parishes and other faith-based groups on the intersection of faith and science pertaining to Climate Change and environmental stewardship.

Matthew Tresaugue: Matthew Tresaugue is a manager with the Environmental Defense Fund where he directs the collective media and outreach efforts of a broad coalition of NGO and academic partners working on air quality issues in the Houston area. For more than a decade, he worked as a senior reporter at the Houston Chronicle covering the environment. After reading Pope Francis’ Laudato Si, Matthew was inspired to leave journalism to work full-time in the environmental movement. He is a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua in The Woodlands.

Deacon Sam Dunning: Deacon Sam Dunning is the founding director of the Office of Justice and Peace for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. In this capacity, he is responsible for advancing the social concerns agenda of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Texas Catholic Conference and the local bishop, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. Through advocacy in various legislative bodies including the U.S. Congress and the Texas State Legislature, and in accord with the social teachings of the Church and under the leadership of the bishops, his office attempts to assure the Catholic voice is expressed effectively in the public square. His office advocates on a number of issues, including immigration policy reform, anti-poverty and anti-discrimination initiatives, affordable housing and access to health care.

Audrey Novak: Audrey Novak is a senior at the University of St. Thomas, where she is currently working on degrees in International Development, International Studies, and Philosophy. Audrey is the Chief Justice of Student Government at her university and has worked on sustainability initiatives on her campus for several years, mostly aimed at reducing Styrofoam and plastic waste from the cafeteria. These initiatives also involve wide collaboration between student groups, campus ministry, and Catholic outreach for a comprehensive approach to improving campus sustainability. Audrey also interned over the past summer at Hope Farms, a small urban farm in Sunnyside, Houston.

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