Care for Creation

– a ministry to build community sharing Catholic Christian values

– a ministry helping the members to be more Christ-Centered in living the Gospel message

– a ministry to evangelize all brothers and sisters in Caring for God’s Creation.


Sign the Laudato Si Pledge

Answering Pope Francis’ urgent call in Laudato Si, I pledge to:

• Pray for and with creation
• Live more simply
• Advocate to protect our common home

For more information, visit Live Laudato Si 

Gardening news page


Build a relationship with Jesus

Changing your mind and heart

From worldly values of:





To Franciscan values of:







OLF organic straw-bale vegetable garden bringing fresh and healthy veggies to the Friday night ministry – Fair Trade – Bee keeping – Carbon footprints of our church and communities – Educational mini-seminars on the Changing Climate, Waste Management, Water, Biodiversity, Solar Power, Fracking, Sustainability of the environment.

C4C workbook was developed by the Franciscans

Contact Susan Burns 410-245-0890


The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor

I Pledge to:

PRAY and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable

LEARN about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of climate change

ASSESS how we-as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations-contribute to climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc.

ACT to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to climate change

ADVOCATE for Catholic principles and priorities in climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable


Taking Care of Eden

By Joe Stefan

Well take a look around you. What do you see?

A great Big World for you and me

With just a handful of seeds and God’s amazing grace

We can make ourselves healthy and clean up the place.

Chorus: Taking care of Eden, you know it was his first command.

And we’re taking care of Eden when we’re cleaning up

The land and the wind and the sea.

Taking care of Eden, the way God wants it to be.

Taking care of Creation is the thing to do,

Cause look at all the ways that it takes care of you.

You can eat or drink or breathe it and ain’t it profound –

You just take a big bite and you pass it around. Chorus

So how do you get started for goodness sake?

You just get yourself a shovel and a hoe and a rake.

Take a handful of seeds, you know it’s understood

Just get your hands dirty, it will do you some good. Chorus