Care of Creation

St. Eugene's Care of Creation Ministry

CARE OF CREATION

Chair:  Vicki Ransom ([email protected] or 443-812-9528)

Vice-Chair:  rotating among ministry members

We work to move our parish and the broader community to have a greater respect for and to take better care of the environment.  In keeping with Catholic social teachings, we seek to foster awareness of our impact on the planet, reduce our collective carbon footprint, and use the resources of God’s creation wisely for the good of future generations.  We actively support these goals in the parish through educational and action projects such as planning workshops and carrying out plans for energy and resource conservation.  

Our meetings are the third Sunday of each month between the masses, 10:15a – 11:15a, in Room 1.  If you would like to be part of this endeavor, we welcome everyone’s participation. 

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Current news from our Ministry:

Father Pat has agreed to introduce a Parish-wide resolution to support and make decisions based on Laudato Si* and for everyone to be made aware of the commitment stated in our Parish Information Handbook which is as follows:

Protecting the Environment

As a parish community, we strive to significantly reduce the use of polystyrene (Styrofoam) and paper products.  All groups that will prepare and serve food and beverages are strongly encouraged to use the plastic cups, ceramic dishes, and coffee cups, glass stemware and stainless-steel utensils available in the kitchen.  Recycling bins are available for recycled items outside the kitchen. Dishes can be cleaned using the dishwasher (training is available) or by hand, if a small number.  Groups using the kitchen and facilities should wash the dishes, return them to the proper cabinets, and leave the kitchen and social hall/meeting rooms in clean condition.

* Means Praise Be to You and is the title of Pope Francis’s second encyclical focusing on “care for our common home.”