Parish Environmental Committee

Responds to the Bible's mandate on the parish level to "care for God's creation" including our natural
world and the poor who suffer most from climate change. The goal is to educate, advocate and act
to protect our natural resources as individuals. Notices will appear in the bulletin from time-to- time
giving suggestions about how to save energy and money and help preserve our environment.

Contacts:
For further information about The Environmental Committee, please feel to contact one of the
following members:
Steve Boehm, e-mail:
Lisa Jordan, e-mail:

Garden Club:
Contact: Eve Marie Szcepanski, e-mail:

CHURCH TEACHINGS ON CARE FOR CREATION

The following is a list of links to documents that present the teachings of the Church on
protecting the environment as set forth in in Papal pronouncements and statements from other
Church sources. This is only a partial listing and new entries will be added in the future.

LAUDATO SI, ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Encyclical letter of Pope Francis

PEACE WITH GOD THE CREATOR, PEACE WITH ALL OF CREATION
Pope St. John Paul II’s Message for the World Day of Peace, January 1, 1990

RENEWING THE EARTH
An Invitation to Reflection and Action on Environment in Light of Catholic Social
Teaching
A Pastoral Statement of the United States Catholic Conference
November 14, 1991

COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH
From the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS ADVOCATING FOR PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND
RELATED WEBSITES
THE CATHOLIC CLIMATE COVENANT
CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES (CHA)
Climate Change and Health: Is There A Role For The Health Care Sector?
https://www.chausa.org/environment/climate-change/climate-change-and-
health (Access this website, then download the document)