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Handbook for Animators of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC 2018) PDF

JPIC 2017

Suggested resources for Lent 2017
from our National JPIC Animator Carolyn Townes

Letter from Carolyn PDF
Lenten Season of Peace PDF
Lenten Carbon Fast PDF

Lenten Prayers PDF
Lent Calendar 2017 PDF

Laudato Sì Presentation at our Chapter of Ministers 2016
Laudato Sì Presentation
(Ed Wojciechowski)
PowerPoint   PDF

JPIC 2015

Season of Caring for Creation  September  1st – October 4th, 2015

Starts: September 1 – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis recently proclaimed it as a day of prayer for creation, as the Orthodox Church has done since 1989, to “draw from our rich spiritual heritage the reasons which feed our passion for the care of creation.”

Ends: October 4 – Solemnity of Saint Francis of Assisi

As our Seraphic Founder, Saint Francis gives us a model to imitate, celebrate and reflect on as the Patron of Ecology and author of the Canticle of the Creatures.

Four weeks of prayers and readings PDF

Twelve Weeks of Franciscan Peace October 3rd - December 25th, 2015

Prayers and Readings PDF

Papal Encyclical
Laudato Sì


Concise Guide to Laudato Sì
from America Magazine
Top Ten Takeaways

from America Magazine
Article by Fr. Dan Horan, OFM
from America Magazine
Global Catholic Climate Movement website

Climate Change Handouts -->
from North Jersey Cluster
Thank you to Jim Andreano of
Most Holy Name Fraternity

The Basics of Climate Change  PDF
Possibilities and Solutions PDF
Climate Reality Fact Sheet PDF
EPA Fact Sheet PDF
How to Get Involved PDF
St. Francis Pledge PDF

Christian Muslim Project PDF
Mary the Mother of Jesus
March 23, 2015



Poverty USA website
PovertyUSA is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. An initiative of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), PovertyUSA seeks to educate and promote understanding about poverty and its root causes.

Two more links:
USCCB page:  Poverty Awareness month
Get Involved!


Animator Notes  PDF
Lenten Season of Peace PDF
Operation Rice Bowl  PDF
Lenten Carbon Fast PDF


News from National JPIC

View an interview with
Dr. Margie Sweeney, MD, OFS
2013 recipient NAFRA JPIC award.

Link to YouTube Video

National JPIC Website

Immigration Pentecost Toolkit PDF


JPIC Advent Links from National website



Letter from Liz Fakina, candidate,
St. Benedict the Moor Fraternity, NYC
Regarding missionary trip to Haiti PDF

Baby Nicholas--mentioned in the above letter

From our National JPIC Animator Carolyn Townes

Twelve Weeks of Franciscan Peace
This can be used with your fraternities for
Continuing Formation and JPIC

Regarding Human Trafficking at the upcoming Superbowl
See the following websites:



Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

Trafficking Graphic

Sr. Lillian Alam, FFM
Human Trafficking PPS PDF
Look Beneath the Surface PPS PDF
Human Trafficking Handbook PDF

NAFRA Chapter statement to the presidential candidates on the value and dignity of human life  PDF

JPIC Award for 2012

St. Clare Region has an excellent page with
JPIC resources

JPIC Rally April 12-15, 2012  (PDF)

Justice for Immigrants

Letter from Jean Haddad to the Ministers 2-17-2011 PDF
Letter from Jean Haddad, SFO--October 2010 
Letter from Jean Haddad, SFO, Chair  PDF

JPIC Apostolates 2011 Word  PDF

Articles marked PDF require Adobe Reader
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JPIC Meetings

First Meeting of JPIC Committee!

Date: March 26, 2011
Time: 9:30 am
Place: St. Bonaventure Church
174 Ramsey Street
Paterson NJ 07501
RSVP: by March 18, 2011

Committee Members

Jean Haddad, SFO, Chair

JPIC Committee Word  PDF


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