Creation Care Team

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."

Monthly Virtual Creation Care Team Meetings

  • Join us monthly to discuss projects and help plan activities that promote the Laudato Si' mission within our parish and beyond. Email the Co-chairs, Phil Downey and Simone Seym, for more information. March 18, 2021 06:00 PM ET (US and Canada), 04/15, 05/20, 06/17, 07/15, 08/19, (no September meeting), 10/21, 11/18, 12/16
  • Recurring Zoom Meeting:
  • Meeting ID: 834 7844 8196  -  Call in: 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Archdiocese of Washington - Laudato Si' Action Plan 

On the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’ Cardinal Gregory announced the release of the Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) Laudato Si' Action Plan, which will provide guidance to parishes and the faithful to live out the tenets of Laudato Si'. (above, Catholic Standard photo / Mihoko Owada) The Holy See’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development document on Laudato Si' serves as the outline for the ADW Laudato Si’ Action Plan.  Visit the ADW website to learn more.

Buy Clean Renewable Power 

The Creation Care Team invites you to “go green” by purchasing your electricity from renewable sources. Check out the options for residents of DC, MD or No.VA, summarized in Buy Clean Renewable Power.

Support Environmental Legislation in Maryland

Please join Catholics around Maryland in urging our State legislators to pass key environmental bills that respond to Pope Francis’ call to care for creation and for the most vulnerable among us.  The highest priority bills that need your support are the Climate Solutions Now Act, the Transit Safety and Investment Act, the Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act, the Coal Community Transition Act, and the Maryland Environmental Constitutional Amendment.  You can find out more about these bills at this link

Take Action

Past Activities


Email the Co-chairs, Phil Downey and Simone Seym, for more information.

Some members of the Creation Care Team at the 2019 AWS Earth Day Clean Up.