Creation Care Team

  • Easy Action to Stop Funding Climate Change

    The NYS Legislature is considering a bill that will lessen by as much as $330 million a year New York’s subsidies to the fossil fuel industry through tax breaks. As a way of acting on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’), you can send a brief email to your state Senator and Assembly member on their websites. Just ask them to support the Stop Climate Polluter Handouts Act (S.3389/A.7949), sponsored by Sen. Krueger and Assemblymember Simon.  Also, pray for wisdom for legislators to preserve our planet’s life-sustaining systems.

  • About the CCT

    St. Vincent’s Catholic Parish in Albany has had an active Creation Care Team since 2016. We meet monthly and work to increase awareness of creation care as a faith-based value. We also offer ways to help parish members live more earth-friendly lives. We initiated the process by which our parish chose community solar electricity for its buildings, we sponsored a demonstration of electric cars, we organized an interfaith prayer service for the Season of Creation, and we created with parish members an Earth Day mural for display in the parish hall.

    Recently, we made a presentation on Community Solar Electricity as a means of reducing parish member’s household carbon footprint.  We’re also sponsored a faith formation program on  Food Waste and Composting. We’ll continue to write monthly environment related articles for the Church Bulletin, and when space is available we put creation related displays up on the parish bulletin board.

    Our Creation Care Team initiated the formation of CRICCC, and we continue to be very active in that group’s work. To find out more, please contact one of our co-chairs, Barbara DiTommaso,  at [email protected].

    To view the articles that the Creation Care Team has written for the Church Bulletin please CLICK HERE and scroll down to St. Vincent's Bulletin Articles.