Care for Our Common Home St. John Neumann Catholic Church

About Care for Our Common Home

In response to the Church’s moral call for action, the SJN Care for Our Common Home ministry seeks to better understand the interconnectedness of all of God’s creation and to act in solidarity with vulnerable populations around the world and for the benefit of future generations. We strive to share Church teaching on care for creation, reduce our carbon footprint as a parish, and provide resources and encouragement so that all parishioners can live in a more sustainable manner as faithful stewards of creation.

Visit the Care for Our Common Home website or follow us on Facebook.

The ministry began in 2016, inspired by the message of Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. The ministry is a founding member of the Care for Creation Network of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.
The ministry meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month for prayer, education, and action planning. See the parish calendar for the room number. For more information, Please email

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Upcoming CCH Events

Annual Fair Trade Sale
November 30-December 1, 2024

The Fair Trade Sale will be in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium after all Masses (and throughout the day on Sunday) over Thanksgiving weekend, November 25 and 26.
Purchasing hand-made, high-quality, Fair Trade products empower those living in poverty to change their lives and their communities. The Fair Trade sale offers many great gifts that are fair for people and the planet.
St. John Neumann is a faith partner with Fair Trade Winds and receives 10% of all purchases.

Prayer Walk

Wooded trail with mosaic pillar and colorful flags strung along a line A meditative, prayerful walk in nature lifts the spirit and lightens the heart.

You are invited to expand your prayer experience as you walk along the short SJN Prayer Loop behind the church, new as of this summer. If you can’t come in person, take this 3-minute virtual walk and add a blue prayer flag with your private intention.

The entrance to the prayer loop is at the far right, rear corner of the church at the end of the side parking lot (between the church and the rectory). Sample prayers are in the prayer box. We hope you enjoy finding prayerful uses of the sacred space.