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

May 31, 2020

MLK’s vision and teachings are as expansive as his dreams and imaginings for what this world could be. Below is a quote from a speech he made at Riverside Church in NYC on April 4, 1967. His call to justice and non-violence toward all of humanity, including our common home, is as relevant today as it was then.

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. . . . We must move past indecision to action. . . . Now let us begin. Now let us re-dedicate ourselves to the long and bitter—and beautiful—struggle for a new world. This is the calling of the children of God, and our brothers and sisters wait eagerly for our response. Shall we say the odds are too great? Shall we tell them the struggle is too hard? . . . Or will there be another message, of longing, of hope, of solidarity with their yearnings, of commitment to the cause, whatever the cost? The choice is ours, and though we might prefer it otherwise we must choose in this crucial moment in human history.”

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

Are you ready to “move past indecision to action”? How will you begin?

June 7, 2020

Laudato Si’ teaches us how to create a more just and sustainable world together. During this extraordinary moment, Catholics everywhere are uniting to reflect, pray, and prepare for a better future together.

During this celebration of the 5th anniversary of the encyclical, Creation Care Ministry held a prayer service on Sunday, May 24 focusing on the youth’s perspective. Families involved were: The Wiederholdt family, Peter Krankota, Danny Martin, the Vail family, the Mills family, the Zimmer family and Charlie Detmer. View the video at: https://tinyurl.com/LaudatoSiMPB

June 14, 2020

Recycling is becoming an economic imperative. The EPA urges Americans to help fight a worldwide pandemic by recycling the packing materials from their delivery orders. Right now there is a critical need for all raw materials in the manufacturing supply chain, especially paper and cardboard. Tips:

  1. Recycle paper and cardboard: with increased on-line shopping you’re receiving more cardboard – we need it – please break it down and recycle it;
  2. Re-use disposable bags – especially grocery bags; take them back to the store and bag your own groceries at the check-out;
  3. Reduce take-out waste. When ordering take-out, tell the restaurant not to include plastic tableware or napkins; use what you have at home.
  4. Recycle/Compost Notice – PPEs are NOT recyclable/compostable and contaminate the load – masks, wipes, gowns, gloves go in the trash.

June 21, 2020

Notice: Due to COVID19, The Great Denver Cleanup, scheduled for June 27, and referenced in the May 17 bulletin, is not going to take place next weekend. It may be held later in the season and we will keep you apprised of its status. To receive monthly updates, sign up for the Denver Recycles Roundup at: https://tinyurl.com/DenRecycleRoundup. If you would like to receive a reminder the day before your trash/recycle/compost is to be picked up, sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/DenverCityPickupSchedule.