The ECOlogy Ministry’s thrust is The “Integrity of Creation” – Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. Santuario de San Antonio is blessed with expansive grounds! The ECOlogy Ministry is empowered to help manage the care of our parish’s environs – to maintain the church grounds so that God’s Beauty of Creation is accentuated, preserved and promoted.
We also seek to raise the consciousness of our parishioners and churchgoers in being more environmentally responsible and good Stewards of God’s Creation, as Pope Francis urges us in his Laudato Si Encyclical. More focus has been on maintaining and beautifying the church grounds and also reviving and actively maintaining the Compost Bin in order to reduce and recycle the leaves, which after shredding and decomposition are utilized as much and top soil instead of having to purchase soil. The Ministry supervises ECOlogy gardeners who work in partnership with parish staff who are in charge of watering, trash disposal to keep the gardens beautiful.