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Name of Parish (Leave Blank for Archdiocesan-Wide Activities)
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End Date
Brief Description of Activity
Response to the Cry of the Earth
Response to the Cry of the Poor
Ecological Economics
Adoption of Simple Lifestyles
Ecological Education
Ecological Spirituality
Community Engagement & Advocacy
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Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
1/3/2021
2/14/2021
Presented a seven-session online Fratelli Tutti Series I: Brotherhood, Geschwisterlichkeit, and Social Friendship, with 12 participants per session.
Simone Seym
2
3/24/2021
3/24/2021
ADW Care for Creation Zoom Meeting, to discuss activities underway in parishes, potential Earth Day activities, and progress towards the release of the ADW Laudato Si’ Action Plan.
Robert Simon
3
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
4/22/2021
4/22/2021
For Earth Day 2021,
with the film’s protagonist as a speaker.
Simone Seym
4
Saint Michael the Archangel
5/8/2021
5/8/2021
In conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, held a native plant giveaway to encourage up to 50 parishioners to plant Maryland native plants at home, to provide habitat for birds while reducing harmful stormwater and pollution runoff into Sligo Creek.
Jason Giovannettone
5
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
5/16/2021
5/25/2021
Celebrated Laudato Si’ Week with six activities, which drew about 12 participants each.
Simone Seym
6
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
5/22/2021
5/22/2021
Carried out a cleanup day, with 10 participants.
Simone Seym
7
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
5/23/2021
5/23/2021
Simone Seym
8
Our Lady of Victory
6/1/2021
8/31/2021
Used a grant from the Anacostia Watershed Society to install permeable pavers, create rain gardens, and plant trees on parish grounds to control runoff to the Potomac River.
Jim Stockmal
9
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
6/26/2021
6/26/2021
, using a “methane sniffing” machine provided by WIN and recording gas levels at manholes in streets, sidewalks and alleys.
Simone Seym
10
7/6/2021
7/6/2021
ADW Care for Creation Meeting, at St. Augustine Church (and by Zoom), to discuss activities to implement the forthcoming Archdiocesan Action Plan and the Season of Creation.
Genevieve Mougey
11
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
8/12/2021
8/12/2021
Simone Seym
12
8/16/2021
8/16/2021
Genevieve Mougey
13
Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
9/1/2021
10/4/2021
Celebrated the Season of Creation with
including films, discussions, and prayer services.
Simone Seym
14
Holy Trinity
9/1/2021
10/31/2021
Organizing environmental advocacy groups for state and local government in the three jurisdictions from which Holy Trinity draws parishioners: D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
John Hisle
15
9/13/2021
9/13/2021
ADW Care for Creation Zoom Meeting, to discuss implementation of the ADW Laudato Si’ Action Plan
Robert Simon
16
Saint Camillus
9/19/2021
9/19/2021
Season of Creation Fair after Sunday Masses. Tables focused on the seven goals of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform.
Robert Simon
17
Holy Trinity
9/27/2021
9/27/2021
Presented a Zoom talk for the parish by an eco-economist from Georgetown University, Fr. Gael Giraud, S.J. The event drew about 60 participants.
John Hisle
18
10/3/2021
10/3/2021
Archdiocesan Mass to Celebrate the Season of Creation and Respect Life Month, entitled “Created by God: A Celebration of the Dignity of Life,” held at St. Joseph’s Church, Largo, MD.
Genevieve Mougey
19
10/25/2021
10/25/2021
ADW Care for Creation Zoom Meeting, to discuss implementation of the ADW Laudato Si’ Action Plan.
Robert Simon
20
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
11/8/2021
11/8/2021
Organized a presentation by Montgomery County officials on the county's Climate Action Plan, with 8 participants.
Lisa Jordan
21
Saint Camillus
11/9/2021
11/11/2021
Organized three focus groups of parishioners, in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation, to discuss planting of native species to protect the watershed around the parish.
Robert Simon
22
Holy Trinity
11/14/2021
11/14/2021
Presented a Zoom talk for the parish and other interested Catholics in the Archdiocese by an English physicist, John Twidell, on global warming.
John Hisle
23
12/6/2021
12/6/2021
ADW Care for Creation Zoom Meeting, to share information and progress on the implementation of the ADW Laudato Si’ Action Plan.
Robert Simon
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