Archdiocese Care of Creation Weekly Inserts

Taking action to protect God’s great gift to us, Mother Earth!

Thank you for your interest in reading the Creation Care bulletin inserts and keeping alive the message of Laudato Si’ and individual action in our community. These articles are sent to parishes in our deanery, for publication in their Sunday Bulletins.

We will be posting only the last 4 articles on this page!


THIS WEEK’S STEWARDSHIP RECOMMENDATION – BULLETIN APRIL 11, 2021

“The environmental challenge we are undergoing, and it’s human roots, concerns and affect us all.”
– Pope Francis

Every appliance comes with two price tags: the purchase price and the cost of operating the product. ENERGY STAR certified appliances help consumers save money on operating costs by reducing energy use without sacrificing performance. Reducing energy use can reduce fossil fuel emissions that pollute the air and contribute to climate instability. And since appliances have a long service life, small everyday savings add up to a big impact over time. Choosing energy efficient ENERGY STAR products can save families $200 to $400 a year.

Go to www.energystar.gov for more information.


THIS WEEK’S STEWARDSHIP RECOMMENDATION – BULLETIN APRIL 4, 2021

The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”
– Pope Francis

Dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) properly – Do not dispose of HHWs to landfills, or pour into drains or ditches. Save these toxic and electronic materials for periodic collections. This includes old/unneeded meds, which could contaminate waterways. Some local police stations take back unused meds. Search Earth 911.com for local recycling/disposal resources. Also check with your  city, township or county for upcoming HHW collection events, and with your state EPA office for permanent HHW drop site locations.


THIS WEEK’S STEWARDSHIP RECOMMENDATION – BULLETIN MARCH 28, 2021

This Lent, consider a Lenten Sacrifice focused on Care for God’s Creation

Why a Lenten Creation Care Fast? – The gas we burn in our cars impacts air quality, health and contributes to global warming.

WEEK SEVEN – Try some simple ways to reduce gasoline waste by driving more efficiently. Slow down: for every 10 mph over 50 mph you travel, there’s about a 13% reduction in fuel economy. Avoid rapid acceleration and braking which can waste even more gas. Avoid lengthy idling. Plan you driving trips to minimize mileage. Use ground based public transit where possible.


THIS WEEK’S STEWARDSHIP RECOMMENDATION – BULLETIN MARCH 21, 2021

This Lent, consider a Lenten Sacrifice focused on Care for God’s Creation

Why a Lenten Creation Care Fast? – Things we buy impact our environment, take time from our life and often control us.

WEEK SIX – 24/7 consumerism exhausts workers, resources, and distracts us spiritually. Pope Francis urges us to seek a simpler, less materialistic life. Observing the Sabbath encouraged detachment from temporal goods by putting aside time for God. Try designating days this week for a more contemplative state, giving up buying “stuff”, and pre-purchasing only the minimum essentials.