Environmental Stewardship

At St. Anne's Parish, we take the care of our planet very seriously. For this reason, we have an Environmental Stewardship Team that meets regularly to identify and implement opportunities for preserving and protecting nature's resources.

We recognize that there is a strong link between the care of our planet and the care of our neighbor. With our strong parish heritage in Human Services, it was only "natural" for us to adopt strategies for reducing our carbon footprint and taking on the role as stewards of our common home.

We use rain barrels to capture the runoff of rain from the roof and water our vegetation. We have implemented low-energy and solar-powered lighting to conserve electricity. All building maintenance projects make use of technologies that serve to protect the planet.

This web page provides ideas, words of inspiration, and insights for parishioners to consider for the protection of our common home.

Sign up to receive email notifications from the St. Anne's Environmental Stewardship News board (usually weekly).

If you wish to join the Environmental Stewardship Team at St. Anne's Parish, please send an email to rectory@stannesparish.org.

Related link: Diocese of Worcester Environmental Stewardship.


Messages from St. Anne's Parish

09-26-2020: Purchases

When you make a purchase for your home, yard, or vehicle, do you think about what is going to happen to it when either you no longer want it or it is no longer useful?  Do you really need it?  Can it be recycled, reused, or... (more)


09-21-2020: Climate Change Could Trigger a Global Food Crisis

There is a United Nations report that says if "climate change" is left unchecked, rising temperatures, extreme weather and land degradation could trigger a global food crisis. ( UN report issued on August 8, 2019 ) Who will... (more)


09-11-2020: Our Planet, Our Home, Our Environment

At least for the foreseeable future, this is the only planet we have to live on. We have not taken very good care of it for the last several decades, nor for quite some time before that.  Now the cumulative effects of this lack... (more)


09-07-2020: Care of Creation

If you read the Catholic Free Press earlier this year, you may have seen a section on Lent 2020 Care of Creation Calendar with information for each day of Lent. It included both information and suggestions for each day and... (more)


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09-25-2020: Environmental Stewardship Video Series

The Diocese of Worcester is pleased to have a video from Msgr. Michael Rose as part of our Video Series celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si.  Msgr Michael Rose, who is the pastor of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, will share... (more)


09-16-2020: Environmental Stewardship Video Series

The Diocese of Worcester is please to have Fr Bill Konicki as the first speaker in our Video Series celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si.  Fr Bill Konicki of Sacred Heart Hopedale MA discusses his experience in Haiti... (more)


09-14-2020: Green Mass, celebrating the Season of Creation

The Diocese of Worcester will be celebrating The Season of Creation and the Feast of St Francis with a special Green Mass on October 3 at 1:30.  The liturgy has been carefully designed to bring to light the important theme of... (more)


09-07-2020: Catholic Climate Covenant Webinars

Friends in the Diocese of Worcester, As mentioned in our last Flocknote, the Catholic Climate Covenant (CCC) will be holding a series of 5 webinars as part of the celebration of the Season of Creation. CCC is a program of the US... (more)


08-30-2020: Green Mass and the Season of Creation

Friends in the Diocese of Worcester, The Season of Creation spans five weeks between the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (September 1) and the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4).  This “time for... (more)


08-04-2020: A Prayerful Walk in the Woods

Friends in the Diocese of Worcester: The Environmental Stewardship Ministry of the Diocese of Worcester is prayerfully with you in spirit as we experience the most unusual summer of our lives.  This Ministry is planning some... (more)


05-17-2020: Commemorating the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si'

Reminder - Day of Prayer tomorrow. Dear Friends,  Pope Francis invited the global Catholic community to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’ during Laudato Si’ Week (May 16-24). The Environmental Stewardship... (more)


05-09-2020: Commemorating the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si'

Dear Friends,  Pope Francis invited the global Catholic community to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’ during Laudato Si’ Week (May 16-24). The Environmental Stewardship Committee of the Diocese of Worcester... (more)


12-04-2019: Environmental Stewardship Webinars

The Diocese of Worcester Environmental Stewardship team is excited to launch a new speakers  series  to increase awareness of Catholic Social Teaching on Care for Creation.   Please register for these  online seminars  and... (more)


10-22-2019: Environmental Stewardship Webinars

Waking Up to Climate Change Monday, November 4 at 12:00 noon ET Dr. Lorna Gold Dr. Lorna Gold will tell her inspiring story of advocacy to create action on climate change and the awakening of a new urgency as the impact on her... (more)


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