The Creation Care Commission of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis provides education about creation care and outreach to parishes, people and priests of the Archdiocese, as well as resources and programs that help parishes reduce their environmental impact, and to encourage and facilitate actions on the Archdiocesan level in order to provide resources to parishes.
History & Organization
The commission was founded in 2015 at the encouragement of then Archbishop Joseph Tobin after a moving Stewardship of Creation prayer breakfast at Marian University. Several attendees in the audience who were at the time working on various creation care issues in their parishes, came together to form the Commission and help serve the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in making Creation Care Ministry a reality throughout the Archdiocese.
Stewardship of creation is more than something we just do. Stewardship of creation is a response. It is a way of being and understanding our place in the world. Stewardship of creation is integral to what we are all called to do as Catholics: To respond in love to God who loved us first. … For people of faith, this environmental crisis is more than just a scientific or technological problem. It is a moral problem. It is not a marginal matter, but a fundamental priority that must be addressed now and not left to our children or grandchildren to resolve.– Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin
Creation Care Ministry is volunteer led and is under the Pastoral Ministries of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
For questions about the commission, Season of Creation Activities or the Living Laudato Si’ Sustainability program, use our form to contact us.
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