Ecological Stewardship

Take the St. Francis Pledge:  Join Catholics taking action in our families, parishes, schools and communities to reduce our carbon footprint, care for “the least of these” (Mt 25) and raise our voice on behalf of Creation and the poor.

Taking the St. Francis Pledge commits you or your organization to respond to the moral call for action on climate change. By pledging, you commit to praying, acting, and advocating to solve climate change.  How you fulfill those commitments is up to you. 



Set a time to pray for climate action
Pray as a family or as a church group
Keep a prayer journal
Publish prayers via a blog or newsletter


Investigate solar and renewable options
Learn how climate affects the vulnerable
Calculate your carbon footprint
Take steps to reduce your footprint


Connect with policy makers
Connect with your municipal council
Explore sustainable policies at work
Hear your pastor's position on ecology


Pray for Mother Earth

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfolds rich blessing on our way,O praise God!  Alleluia! The fruits and flowers that verdant grow, Let them his praise abundant show. O praise God, O praise God, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.  ~ Saint Francis of Assisi     

Children's Prayer

Thanks be to God. . .For the animals, the trees, the flowers that grow,
For the sky and the earth and the waters that flow!
Thanks be to God. . .For the stars and the sun and the moon up above
And this wonderful universe you give us with love!
Thanks be to God, Alleluia!