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.
The last presentation on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si will be Mar 4, 9:15 am, room 203/204. Resurrection of Creation: Building a Relationship with Nature will be the topic lead by David Crump. Please come and bring your nature memories with you. Straw-Bale Garden will start up April 1. Be on the lookout for the flyer. At Hospitality Sunday sign up to volunteer, buy Fair Trade, and to purchase Our Lady of the Fields Cares for Creation totes $2.50 and travel mugs $5.00.
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
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