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Consistent with Catholic social  teaching and our Holy Father’s call in Laudato Si, St. Monica’s Green team is dedicated to protecting our Common Home. We are committed  to  improving energy efficiency, creating a culture of conservation and natural resource stewardship, and transforming our social values into actions. We will accomplish this by  providing tools, training and service so that our congregation can live more sustainably and in solidarity with all of God’s Creation, including the most vulnerable among us. 

 

Fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si'

May 17 marks the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, the landmark encyclical authored by Pope Francis on the environment.  Read the encyclical here! 

 

Tips to Rethink Summer

 

We finally made it to summer.  Sun, blue skies, and BBQs. And I’m going to guess, since COVID, you have had to rethink how to spend (socially distanced) time outside with family and pod friends.green team

 

Since our backyards and patios are some of the only safe spaces left, BBQing is a saving grace. These outdoor meals, however, can also produce a lot of plastic waste. Have single use paper plates, silverware, cups, food packaging, and plastic water bottles crept back in your life?  

 

Here are a few tips to remind yourself that even in the time of COVID we still need to protect the planet:

  • If you’re going to sit outside at your neighbor’s house bring your own reusable dishes or ask them to bring their own plates and silverware.
  • Bring your own beverage in a reusable bottle for yourself and your family so you’ll always have something to drink no matter what is offered.
  • Look for drink options that can easily be recycled such as aluminum cans and glass. While plastic can be recycled, most of the time it doesn’t end up recycled, and it has such a limited lifespan that eventually it ends up in the trash 

If you want guests to compost food scraps, make the compost bin prominent, and even consider making a sign letting people know what can and can’t go in it. Same with recycling.

And of course, WEAR YOUR MASK!

 

Summer Recipe

 This time of year, gardens (and farmers markets) have abundant fresh tomatoes and zucchini. In addition to gazpacho or a warm tomato soup, Vegan Tortilla Soup, can be a nice way to make the most of tomatoes while they are in season. The recipe is from the website ForksoverKnives website.

 

Consistent with Catholic social  teaching and our Holy Father’s call in Laudato Si, St. Monica’s Green team is dedicated to protecting our Common Home. We are committed  to  improving energy efficiency, creating a culture of conservation and natural resource stewardship, and transforming our social values into actions. We will accomplish this by  providing tools, training and service so that our congregation can live more sustainably and in solidarity with all of God’s Creation, including the most vulnerable among us. 

 

Fifth Anniversary of Laudato Si'

May 17 marks the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, the landmark encyclical authored by Pope Francis on the environment.  Read the encyclical here! 

 

Tips to Rethink Summer

 

We finally made it to summer.  Sun, blue skies, and BBQs. And I’m going to guess, since COVID, you have had to rethink how to spend (socially distanced) time outside with family and pod friends.green team

 

Since our backyards and patios are some of the only safe spaces left, BBQing is a saving grace. These outdoor meals, however, can also produce a lot of plastic waste. Have single use paper plates, silverware, cups, food packaging, and plastic water bottles crept back in your life?  

 

Here are a few tips to remind yourself that even in the time of COVID we still need to protect the planet:

  • If you’re going to sit outside at your neighbor’s house bring your own reusable dishes or ask them to bring their own plates and silverware.
  • Bring your own beverage in a reusable bottle for yourself and your family so you’ll always have something to drink no matter what is offered.
  • Look for drink options that can easily be recycled such as aluminum cans and glass. While plastic can be recycled, most of the time it doesn’t end up recycled, and it has such a limited lifespan that eventually it ends up in the trash 

If you want guests to compost food scraps, make the compost bin prominent, and even consider making a sign letting people know what can and can’t go in it. Same with recycling.

And of course, WEAR YOUR MASK!

 

Summer Recipe

 This time of year, gardens (and farmers markets) have abundant fresh tomatoes and zucchini. In addition to gazpacho or a warm tomato soup, Vegan Tortilla Soup, can be a nice way to make the most of tomatoes while they are in season. The recipe is from the website ForksoverKnives website.

 

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Mon - Fri:  6:30a, 8:00a, 12:10p

Saturday:  8:00a, 5:30p

Sunday:  7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a

                1:15p, 5:30p, 7:30p

 

Confession

Mon - Fri:  5:30-6:00p

Sat:  4:30-5:00p

04Aug
Theology on Tap Tuesday, Aug 4 @ 7:00 PM
05Aug
Women of St. Monica Wednesday, Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM
09Aug
16Aug
GLO Zoom-Cation Sunday, Aug 16 @ 2:00 PM
24Aug
Scripture Encounter Monday, Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM

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