As part of their new Earth Ministry, St. Anthony on the Lake Parish is creating a community garden. We are always looking for ways to serve; and since this fine parish is right up the road from our office, we decided that we wanted to help out with their Earth Ministry.
Our Shakespeare Team will be in charge of the community garden for four weeks this growing season. We will be watering, weeding and harvesting fresh produce for the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary and Pewaukee Food Pantry.
While care for creation is rooted in the Bible, and has always been a main tenant of Catholic Social Teaching, Pope Francis called for new energy and urgency in his encyclical, Laudato Si. St. Anthony on the Lake responded; and so have we. We hope you’ll also take time to consider how you are able to care for God’s creation.
Care for creation translates directly to care for our brothers and sisters. For each of us, caring for creation might mean different things. For children, it might be as simple as recycling. For adults, it could be making decisions in our corporation or in our work place that affect the environment in a positive way — especially if it takes into account the needs of the poor.
St. Anthony’s Community Garden will affect the environment in a positive way and take into account the needs of the poor in Milwaukee and Pewaukee. We are proud to be able to lend our hands.
We are donating $100 this week toward the construction and maintenance of the new St. Anthony on the Lake Community Garden. Let us know if you’d also like to contribute. We’d be happy to coordinate.
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“Today, however, we have to realize that 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.” (Laudato Si #49)