Launched September 2019

St. Peter Care for Creation Initiative

As a team, the Care of Creation ministry at St Peter's Parish prioritizes imbuing care for creation throughout all parish activities. As such, we focus on partnering with other St. Peter ministries and with outside organizations and non-profits to share the message of Laudato Si and encourage all to consider how they can care for God’s creation.
 
Prayer

Special Service of Gratitude and Petition for All of God's Creation: Sept 1,2019

All the Earth is Waiting: December 8, 2019

Feast of St. Francis Prayer Service: October 4, 2020

Let Creation Rise Again Prayer Service: April 13, 2021

Eucharistic Adoration: May 1, 2022

Education

Laudato Si Small Groups: Lent 2020

Care for Creation Blog Series: Advent 2020;
Lent 2021

Behold! Listening to the Voice of Nature Retreat: March 19, 2022

Advocating a Plastic Free July
Plastic Free Choices --
31 Days of Tips

 

Action & Advocacy

Care for Creation Town Hall: September 22, 2019

The Spirit’s Call for Ecological Conversion:
May 16, 2021

River Clean-Up: April 23, 2022

Collaboration

Green Fair: October 3, 2021

Partnership with Creation Care of the Carolina's Group (2021)


Volunteering at Innovation Barn: May 21, 2022 (with 20s/30s Ministry)

Spring Equinox Retreat (with Ignatian Spirituality Ministry) 2022

Roadmap for Creation Care Teams

As surveys are done, updated Roadmaps will be uploaded

Resources:

  • Videos (Bishops; Religious; Youth)

  • CCC Resource Library

  • GCCM Materials

  • Prayers & Worship Items

  • List of Parishes who do CC well

  • Science resources

  • Climate economics

  • Ignatian Resources

  • Sisters of Mercy Resources

  • CCL Resources

  • USCCB Materials

      ...and much more

Foggy Forest

Creation Care Teams

Break Out Session

Creighton University Conference (July 2021)

Laudato Si' and the

US Catholic Church

Materials

  • Video Messages from Catholic Youth

  • CCT Success Stories

  • Pictures & Displays

  • Slides full of Ideas, Events & Proposals to try with your team

  • Ways to create a partnership with diocesan staff, bishops and pastors

       ... and so much more

History of Creation Care within Catholic Social Teaching

In a retreat offered by Sisters of Mercy (Belmont, NC), I designed a history timeline of Catholic Social Teaching to show how creation care has always been a part of CST. Click below for the Timeline graphic as well as the slides from the retreat. A great article for more information on this rich history of ecological awareness in CST is offered in Celia Deane-Drummond's article "Joining in the Dance: Catholic Social Teaching and Ecology" published in the New Blackfriars journal in 2012. 

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