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.

 

 

The St. Peter Care for Creation Team is collecting empty pill bottles during the Season of Creation from September 1 - October 4. The empty pill bottles will be donated to Matthew 25: Ministries and will be included in shipments of medical supplies and for shredding and recycling. Their pill bottle program fulfills the dual needs of improving medical care in developing countries and caring for our environment. We will take pill bottles with or without the lid, although with the lid is preferable. Please try your best to remove the label from prescription bottles (if you can’t, please remove any identifying information) before donating. Oil and Goo Gone are particularly useful. A bin will be placed in the narthex (inside front door) of the church for donations.
Please email Marise Robertson with any questions.

 

VIDEO of Costa Rica Birds with Deacon Clarke & Dr. Catherine Wright

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

Advocate and Act

Renewing the Earth: Sign -Up>> 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 this video (2:53) to understand Laudato Si  

Learn: 

Charlotte Resources:  

Watch the Green Fair video here  (8:54)

Resources from our Green Fair:  

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