Forming a Care for Creation Committee

A number of area parishes have active Care for Creation ministries, with various initiatives to help save our planet and honor the premises set forth by Pope Francis in his landmark encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si: On the Care of Creation. In this document, the Holy Father encourages everyone, of all faiths, to embrace “the urgent challenge to protect our common home.”

An initial meeting was held last month for the purpose of establishing a Care for Creation ministry here at St. Mary’s. It was a great start, with many ideas shared – but additional participation is needed.

Our Care for Creation ministry will focus on the encyclical and on ways to bring care for creation to life – whether it involves reducing, reusing and recycling, supporting fair trade, or other areas. If you would like to be involved, please contact Communications Coordinator Diane Zwirecki at (716) 683-6445 or