Care for Creation

Care for Our Common Home

We acknowledge that all is a gift from God.  We gratefully respond to God with stewardship of creation. This is our faith doing justice. We collaborate in the care of our Common Home.

See the new documentary The Letter. Also available on Youtube, The Letter features Pope Francis and leaders from around the world sharing how the climate crisis impacts their own lives and that of their communitiesWatch the documentary.

Thanks to Mecklenburg County Environmental Engineer and fellow Catholic Joe Hack for his presentation on what and how to recycle. We learned quite a lot about the proper way to dispose of trash. Our Confirmation students and parents attended as this was a lesson about Laudato Si', Pope Francis' letter on integral ecology, creation, and supporting life. 

What is Integral Ecology?  Watch this video! (11:00)

Advocate and Act
A Guide to Green Shopping

Renewing the Earth:  Sign up for the Renewing the Earth, a virtual program connecting ecological themes, the Gospel, and the life of St Ignatius.  Learn, pray, and act to renew the earth.

Pope Francis' call to an Integral Ecology

Our parish joins the Jesuits worldwide in confronting the degradation of our environment and living conditions, especially effecting the poor. The Care for Creation committee invites you to a journey that fosters a spiritual and practical response to our connection to God's creation. What is Integral Ecology?  Watch this video! (11:00)

In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis discusses the degradation of the environment, its connection to other moral crises, and our contemplative response as an Integral Ecology.  He asks, “What kind of world do we want to leave those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” Watch the video (2:53) to understand Laudato Si  


Charlotte Resources:  

Watch the Green Fair video  (8:54)

Resources from our Green Fair:  

Composting at home
Laudato Si Movement
and  sign the petition
Home Energy options
Fr. John's Handouts