Care for Creation 2021

Care For creation

By our Parishioners

We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation

Valuing and loving yourself for who you are is God's creation. Giving it all you got and appreciating whatever life throws at you at any given situation is taking care of God's most important creation.... Andrea Jayawardena

Ecological education can take place in a variety of settings: at school, in families, in the media, in catechesis and elsewhere. Good education plants seeds when we are young, and these continue to bear fruit throughout life. Laudato Si

Care For Creation by our dear Fr Janeesh and Fr Paul. They have been busy during this lockdown caring for God's creation, growing herbs in recycled pots.

Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for subsistence, but it also has the duty to protect the earth and to ensure its fruitfulness for coming generations.

We have forgotten that “man is not only a freedom which he creates for himself. Man does not create himself. He is spirit and will, but also nature”

We must not think that these efforts are not going to change the world. Laudato Si

Maryse Williams

“We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family.” Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

Irene Schlitz, shares with us her garden that she cares for and her effort at pollution reduction. There is no plastic in her rubbish bin, and everything is wrapped in newspaper. All soft plastics are in pink bags to return to Coles.

We cannot fail to consider the effects on people’s lives of environmental deterioration, current models of development and the throwaway culture. Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

St Patrick's School Pakenham, Year 2 children on their vision of a world they want to live in.


“What need does the earth have of us?” Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

Six year old Tanvi George, inspiring us to care for God's creation.

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.” ― Pope Francis, Laudato Si

Sending lots of love, prayers and positivity , from the George family
( Sunil, Catherine , Lisanne , Gavin and Leah ❤️

An awareness of the gravity of today’s cultural and ecological crisis must be translated into new habits. Laudato Si

Herbie O' Flynn

The theme for Creation 2021 is “A home for all? Renewing God’s Oikos”. This theme reminds me of our responsibility for hospitality…not just for other people but for the broader part of creation; for God’s oikos (his household)! God’s oikos reminds me of my chickens and the value of so many chicken sayings.

“Pecking order” reminds me that we are stewards not masters.

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” reminds me not to put myself first.

“Hen pecked” reminds me to talk less and act more.

“Don’t crow about it” reminds me of my need for more humility.

“Don’t’ count your chickens before they hatch” reminds me of my continual need for God’s helping hand.

Finally, to remember that while the rooster may crow but the hen delivers the eggs

A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. - Pope Francis, Laudato Si'


Replace consumption with sacrifice, greed with generosity, wastefulness with a spirit of sharing, an asceticism which “entails learning to give, and not simply to give up.

Wangui Gaciabu

I care for creation by loving and caring for my grandson Jordan deeply and sharing life activities with him. In the pictures; We learn to read together We garden together We harvest fruit and eat together, We learn to love cats and gardens together We play on the sandpit together, We watch favourite tv shows together and much more. I see the power and love of God through his creation.

Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.

Bernadette Barker

Takes care of God's creation by taking care of the beautiful swans at the Cardinia Waters Retirement Village