Earth Ministry

While care for creation is rooted in the bible and has always been a main tenant of Catholic Social Teaching, Pope Francis has infused it with new energy and urgency in his encyclical, Laudato Si.

Our parish has responded to the Pope’s call by forming an Earth Ministry to foster growth within the Parish of St. Anthony on the Lake to care for creation. 

“There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions… which directly and significantly affect the world around us… and can be an act of love which expresses our own dignity.” - Pope Francis, Laudato Si, 211.

Have questions or are you interested in joining us? Please contact Kate Burke at 612-518-5955 or [email protected].

Join us for Gift, Gratitude, and Joy: Finding Our Sacred Roots in God's Creation, a six-week small group discussion built on Franciscan spirituality and a Christian foundation for CaringGift, Gratitude, and Joy for Creation.

Through videos, activities, discussions, prayer, and scripture meditations, we will connect our faith with our actions and experience concrete ways we can impact the world. 

Register Here!

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Would you like to volunteer in our garden or help with produce delivery?

Catholic Ecology Center

The Catholic Ecology Center seeks to deepen faith and foster a stewardship ethic through hands-on encounters with the natural world.  The Catholic Ecology Center is a ministry of Laudato Si' Project.

Catholic Ecology Center

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and explore the Catholic Ecology Center property. Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Explore nearly 60 acres, part of a 225-acre preserve complex, of diverse habitats including prairies, forests, Rubicon River, Otter Creek, a pond and organic gardening areas.

Catholic Ecology Center

Important Links

Important Dates

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis, the saint who is well known for his love of God's creation and the poor. 

  • Cloth bags are not just for supermarkets.  Use them at clothing and other stores too.

  • The average American family takes home 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year, and only 1% are recycled.

April 22 is Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970 to remind us to Care for Creation."

Earth Day April 22

Enjoy the following video:

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