In Social Action:


Computer Recycling

The Commission hosts an annual parish-wide computer recycling effort to help our parishioners find environmentally friendly ways to dispose of unwanted computer equipment. RecycleForce, a local company, takes all the equipment.

RecycleForce has a twofold mission: they aim to keep as much electronic waste as possible out of Indiana's landfills and they employ individuals coming out of prison in a transitional jobs environment.

Care for Creation

A Catholic Approach to Climate Change

The Care for Creation Committee is pleased to present, over two Monday evenings in November in the Fr. Courtney Reception Room, programs which have been sponsored by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change during the Feast of St Francis celebrations. 

November 4: Melting Ice, Mending Creation

On November 4, from 7 to 8:30 PM, we will view and discuss Melting Ice, Mending Creation: ACatholic Approach to Climate Change.


This program highlights the Pontifical Academy of Science’s (PAS) Statement, Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene, combined with viewing a “TED” talk by James Balog, the science photographer behind the documentary film Chasing Ice, who documented some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.


November 18: Sun Come Up


On November 18, from 7 to 8:30 PM, the Academy Award-nominated documentary Sun Come Up film will be shown. It depicts some of the world’s first “climate refugees” -- inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.  The local Catholic Church has been instrumental in relocation efforts.  This event provides a concrete example of responding to the questions posed by Pope Benedict XVI in his 2010 World Day of Peace Message: “Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change . . . Can we disregard the growing phenomenon of ‘environmental refugees’…?”

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