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Creation Care Team


You, O Lord, your name is above all names to be praised. Mighty and wondrous are your deeds. You set your people free from bondage and gave them a home. O beloved, teach us that we may love others as you love us. Give us the zeal to nurture and care for your creation, our home. Praise the Lord.

The Creation Care Team of St. Didacus invites you to learn more about Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si”
Join them to read and discuss this work of Pope Francis.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 7pm in the parish hall
Book will be furnished free of charge

Laudato si' is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle "On Care For Our Common Home." On Care for Our Common Home is the appeal from Pope Francis addressed to "every person living on this planet" for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the Church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility. Everyone is invited to learn more about this important work. For more information, contact Phyllis at

Everyone is invited to attend our monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.

In his encyclical,
Laudato si', Pope Francis called us to live out an "integral ecology," which in simple terms means having right relationships with God, other human beings and the good things of the Earth.  When one relationship suffers, all the others will suffer as well. In friendship with Christ, we begin to look upon creation in a renewed way.  As we care for the environment, we encounter God, and in this encounter we are moved to care for creation.  We are reminded of the Pope's insistence on practicing what we preach (and pray), and the need for Christians to be visible witnesses of the care for creation. We are called to an "ecological conversion,” which must be rooted in Jesus' invitation to a change in lifestyle, reverence for others and a renewed simplicity of life.  These personal transformations pave the way for the work we must do together in order to address the global concerns of our day.

Are you interested in joining with others in our community to focus on this important issue?

We need YOU!
—Are you interested in how to live the Gospel through individual and communal actions?
—Are you concerned about the environment for future generations?
—Are you open to learning about and living Pope Francis’ teaching about global warming, global inequality and poverty?

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Phyllis at

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