The Care of Our Common Home
On Pentecost, 2015, Pope Francis issued his encyclical letter on Earth, our common home. In his opening paragraphs the Pope cites St. Francis of Assis who called the earth our sister.
"Praised be to you, my Lord, through our Sister,
Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us . . . "
The Pope writes, "This sister now cries out to us . . ." In six chapters the Pope explains the predicament of our Earth: what is happening, how we got there, and what must be done.
In an effort to become well informed and an active participant, members of our parish formed Study Group for Pope Francis encyclical on the environment. The group meet during the Fall of 2015. Various members continue the Care of our Common Home by enhancing our recycling efforst at St. Joseph's.
Recycling Collection Bins at St. Joseph's
Keep used household items out of landfills. Bring your old printer cartridges, cell phones, computer accessories, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and batteries (all but non-rechargeable alkaline) to the bins located in the All-Purpose Room. See the collection bin signage or contact Emma Kennedy (330-703-0677) for more information. A recycling collection date for larger household items will be scheduled in the future.