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 continue to accumulate excess goods, squander available resources, while masses of people are living in conditions of misery at the lowest level of subsistence.
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.
Quarterly Creation Care meetings are held the second Monday in February, May, August, and November from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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. Location of the monthly working meetings during the construction of the new Parish Center will be announced in the Sunday bulletin. Agendas for the monthly working meetings are available at email@example.com
No Quarterly Meeting May 2018.
Monthly Tips – June
Creation Care Tip of the Week: PLANT MILKWEEDS TO SAVE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES.
Butterflies and moths are indicators of a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems. They pollinate, provide natural pest control and are an important part of the food chain. Learn more at https://butterfly-conservation.org/45/why-butterflies-matter.html.
Creation Care Message of the Week on the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si: Discover God in all things
The universe unfolds in God, who fills it completely. Hence, there is a mystical meaning to be found in a leaf, in a mountain trail, in a dewdrop, in a poor person’s face. The ideal is not only to pass from the exterior to the interior to discover the action of God in the soul, but also to discover God in all things. Saint Bonaventure teaches us that “contemplation deepens the more we feel the working of God’s grace within our hearts, and the better we learn to encounter God in creatures outside ourselves” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si: 223)
Creation Care Tip of the Week: BE A CONSCIENCE-DRIVEN SEAFOOD CONSUMER
Eat seafood. It’s good for heart health—usually. But don’t eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish (sometimes called golden bass or golden snapper) because they contain high levels of mercury. Also, fish from Thailand likely involves the enslavement of men from Cambodia and Myanmar. Learn more at
- Environmental Defense Fund BEST eco-friendly seafood choices: http://seafood.edf.org/guide/best
- Environmental Defense fund WORST seafood choices: http://seafood.edf.org/guide/worst
- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Health https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/fish/