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.

Next Meeting

Join us as we discuss the Season of Creation and plan parish activities to educate, advocate, and act to increase respect for God’s creation.

Season of Creation 2022: September 1 – October 4

Dear brothers and sisters!

“Listen to the voice of creation” is the theme and invitation of this year’s Season of Creation. The ecumenical phase begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and concludes on 4 October with the feast of Saint Francis. It is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home…If we learn how to listen, we can hear in the voice of creation a kind of dissonance. On the one hand, we can hear a sweet song in praise of our beloved Creator; on the other, an anguished plea, lamenting our mistreatment of this our common home.
-Pope Francis

“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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