Creation CareOur Vision

Creation Care was formed to raise the awareness of MPB parishioners:

  • That our love to our Creator and our communion with Creation are essential parts of our faith.
  • That we cannot interfere in one area of the ecosystem without paying due attention to both the consequences of such interference in other areas and to the well-being of future generations.
  • That it is manifestly unjust that we, a privileged few, should accumulate excess goods, squander available resources, while masses of people are living in conditions of misery at the lowest level of subsistence.

Our Mission

Creation Care Ministry seeks: to promote the ideas of sustainability and the interdependence of all Creation; to engage our parish in reflection and to inspire action – so that we can face together the imperative environmental issues of our time.

Who are we?

We are parishioners of MPB with a variety of interests that focus on how our Catholic faith and traditions are tied to environmental, ecological and society issues within our family, community, state, nation and the world.

Laudato Si

Encyclical letter of Pope Francis on the care of our common home. Visit: https://tinyurl.com/mpblaudatosi

Meetings

Quarterly Creation Care events meetings are typically held the second Monday in February, May, August, and November from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This schedule may be modified as needed. Location during the construction of the new Parish Center will be announced in the Sunday bulletin. A variety of topics/issues are presented, followed by Q/A and discussion.

Monthly working meetings are scheduled the second Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for prayer, planning and preparation of on-going events and presentations. Creation Care invites those who are interested in this ministry to join us. Walk-ins to these meetings to observe or contribute ideas are welcome. Location of the monthly working meetings during the construction of the new Parish Center will be announced in the RCIA Room. Agendas for the monthly working meetings are available at creationcaredenver@gmail.com

Monthly Tips

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Avoid Microfibers. Buy clothes made of natural materials, such as cotton, linen and wool. Microfibers found in yoga pants and fleece jackets are plastic pollutants, which are not only hurting marine life but are also showing up in our water and food chain. Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/intro2fibershed

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Are you into Podcasts? Colorado Public Radio Host Ryan Warner hosted the “The Climate Change Variety Hour” on the April 22 “Colorado Matters” program. The event showcased real-world solutions, including perspectives from Hunter Lovins. She is an American environmentalist, sustainable development proponent, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Institute, and president of the nonprofit organization Natural Capitalism Solutions. The program entitled Climate Change: Hope and Solutions over Doom and Gloom: is at https://tinyurl.com/ClimateChangeVarietyHour or go to the podcast at Colorado Matters – April 22.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The following is attributed to Chief Seattle:

This we know,
The earth does not belong to us;
We belong to the earth.
This we know,
All things are connected
Like the blood which unites one family.
Whatever befalls the Earth
Befalls the sons and daughters of the Earth.
We did not weave the web of life,
we are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web,
we do to ourselves.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Meat production has become more efficient. But turning animals into food still requires an enormous amount of resources. Global demand for beef, chicken, and pork continues to rise. So do concerns about environmental and other costs. Will reconciling these two forces be possible. Visit: https://tinyurl.com/meatproduction