Precious Planet Ministry

Description:

As a group of believers and doers,
we are committed to assisting the
St. Francis Community in becoming thoughtful stewards of God’s Creation. Our call to protect Creation is a major theme of Catholic Social Teaching. Precious Planet Ministry promotes opportunities for learning and challenges parishioners to make changes in their daily lives in order to create a sustainable future for all people of the world.

Activities & Events:

*Parish education on Pope Francis’ Laudato Si(Care of Our Common Home)

*Ongoing creation care education through the bulletin and presentations

*Joining with other parishes throughout the U.S. in belonging to Catholic Climate Covenant and taking
the St. Francis Pledge for Creation.

*Restoration and maintenance of a native plant garden and addition of a sign, bench and informational markers.

*Intercommunity tree plantings

*Promote recycling in the parish

*Promote alternative means of transportation to get to church through bike racks and carpooling.

Future Events:

*Planting a native prairie

*Helping to develop a plan for future     land use at St. Francis.

*Parish sustainability practices

*Continued educational initiatives

Time Commitment:

Monthly meeting the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Need not attend meetings to belong. Occasional work days for projects

Helpful Attitudes:

Love of nature and the out-of-doors.

Concern for our less fortunate
brothers and sisters

Belief in Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si or an openness to learn

Participation:

School age up to older adults

Families welcome for project days

Contact:

Kathleen Kammer

d.kammer@zoomtown.com

937-866-4149