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.
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.
Encyclical letter of Pope Francis on the care of our common home. Visit: https://tinyurl.com/mpblaudatosi
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 email@example.com
Reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season. Christmas does not have to be a burden on the planet. Here are some ideas to help celebrate the season while caring for the earth:
- Buy Less or Buy Smart: Think “green” connect with nature.
- Lower the impact of holiday lighting.
- Choose a live tree.
- Make homemade cards.
- Find alternatives to wrapping paper. More at https://tinyurl.com/ydbmcwv2
“Listen for God in nature by using Jesus’ model. Live your life. Allow moments of pause. Notice the splendor of God’s creation around you. Reflect on what God is teaching you through visual reminders in the beauty of nature. . . . God has much to teach us if we simply pause to listen. (from IgnatianSpirituality.com, “Listening for God in Nature.”)
Recycle Christmas lights and more at SustainAbility. They take Christmas lights, batteries, corks, electronics and styrofoam. You will also be supporting “a diverse workforce, which includes individuals who have intellectual/developmental disabilities”. For drop-off locations and list of possible fees visit https://tinyurl.com/sustain-recycle
Watering in the Winter: Water trees, shrubs, lawns, and perennials during prolonged dry fall and winter periods to prevent root damage that affects the health of the entire plant. Water only when air and soil temperatures are above 40 degrees F with no snow cover. For a great YouTube video on this go to https://tinyurl.com/CCwinterwatering