Care for Our Common Home
As part of our Catholic Social Teaching, we are called to build a just society and live lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. OLGC is an active participant of the Arlington Diocese Care for Creation Network that contains many parishes working on various programs under Pope Francis' "Laudato Si" message. We need to come together as a parish community to explore ways we can meet our obligations as caretakers of God's earthly creation.
Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. ~ The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
As part of our Catholic Social Teaching, we are called to build a just society and live lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.
Diocese of Arlington 2020 Season of Creation.
OLGC’s Green Initiative Program aims to provide educational information and heighten awareness about the need to “Go Green” to all members of the OLGC Community, whether church members or school families, and especially the youth. We strive to demonstrate the benefits to the environment of a reduced carbon footprint for today and for future generations.
Our efforts include recycling, reduction of paper waste, discontinuing the use of toxic cleaning products, the introduction of agriculture to school programs, and providing ideas and opportunities for all parishioners to emulate Pope Francis and his "Laudato si’ encyclical. We will strive to find further ways in which OLGC can be part of the global Care for Our Common Home.