On September 28, 2015, the students preparing for First Communion took a trip into Central Park, where we enjoyed the beautiful weather, celebrating the nature that God created. We learned about God's creation of the world and Pope Francis's Encyclical. We talked about what Pope Francis had to say about "Our Common Home", the relationship between humans and nature, and the threat of pollution and global warming. We snacked on pizza and popcorn and did a lot of running and playing. We finished up with an art project where we each made a "Flat Francis" (www.flatfrancis.org) to travel around with. What a great way to celebrate God's creation with our friends!