Care for Creation

Inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si, we are excited for this new ministry at Good Shepherd! We welcome people of all ages to help educate, act, and advocate on behalf of the environment. Learn more about the ministry and events happening around the Diocese and please join us for our upcoming meetings which are held every two weeks on Tuesday nights at 7pm in person and online.

Native Plant Presentation

Thursday, March 23, 7 – 8:30pm in Hall 3

The Care for Creation Ministry invites everyone to a presentation on native plants by Alan Ford, President of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. Come learn why native plants are important for the birds, bees, and butterflies. His talk will include tips on getting started and replacing invasive plants with natives.

Care for Creation During Lent

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all. Pick up your family’s rice bowl from the Information Counter.

Try one of CRS’ meatless recipes from around the world and donate the money you saved from not buying meat. Or pray, fast, and give for creation and our fellow man with the CRS Lenten Calendar.

“The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. The Creator does not abandon us; He never forsakes His loving plan or repents of having created us. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.” -Pope Francis, Laudato Si

Saint Kateri Conservation Center

Saint Kateri Conservation Center is “a national Catholic conservation group that promotes faith, integral ecology, and the diversity of life.”

“Saint Kateri Habitats program encourages individuals, families, parishes, schools, religious orders, and working landowners to restore and manage their land in ways that praise God and foster a greater connection between God, people, and nature.”

Learn more about Saint Kateri, how to register your land or garden as a Saint Kateri Habitat, or the many other programs of the Conservation Center below.

Contact Donna Stauffer by email or use the contact form below.

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