Green Team Zoom on Clean Water

"There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions." (LS 211)

May Meeting

On Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 6pm, join the Creation Care Green Team Zoom meeting on Water for Hope - a discussion of the need to prioritize access to clean water. We will also look at the Zoom events and topics planned for Laudato Si' Week 2024, May 19 - 26.

Monthly Team Meetings

Join us on the third Thursday of every month to discuss projects and help plan activities that promote the Laudato Si' mission within our parish and beyond. Email the Co-chairs Simone Seym and Phil Downey for more information. 

Time: 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 861 8157 4570
Dial in: 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 861 8157 4570

Laudato Si' Week 2024

St. Matthew's Creation Care Green Team invites us to gather in community during Laudato Si' Week (May 19 - 26, 2024) to contemplate and nurture seeds of hope for our “suffering planet” (LD 2). In each daily 30-minute Zoom session from 12 to 12:30pm, we will examine a critical ecological priority. Join us as we recognize and respond to the need for personal and cultural transformation amid the ecological and climate crises.

Our Mission

To encourage a deeper awareness of our duties to God’s creation and to take action at the individual, state, national and global level with a focus on prayer, ecological conversion, energy efficiency, conservation, and advocacy efforts.

From Pope Francis

"Dear friends, time is running out! Deliberations must go beyond mere exploration of what can be done, and concentrate on what needs to be done, starting today. We do not have the luxury of waiting for others to step forward, or of prioritizing short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires 'our decisive action, here and now' (Laudato Si’, 161) and the Church is fully committed to playing her part."