Precious Planet Ministry


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


School age up to older adults

Families welcome for project days


Kathleen Kammer