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Care for Creation

Franciscan Care of CreationAs a Franciscan parish, we strive to deepen knowledge of our Tradition and embody the Franciscan view of creation in the way we worship, evangelize, teach our children, and use the resources that God gave us.  Hence, the care of God’s creation is increasingly becoming an integral part of our parish life. 

Our preaching and liturgical music deepens our love of creation.  Moreover, St. Camillus Church evangelizes by offering the adult faith formation programs on care of creation to parishioners, promoting various activities around Earth Day that spur people to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, and doing advocacy for policy and legislation.

Our parish community is undertaking an effort to “green” our campus, reduce our energy consumption, and eliminate practices that are wasteful and destructive to God’s creation.  If you feel called to join in this effort, please contact Fr. Jacek Orzechowski, OFM at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Here is a calendar for Lent with suggested  actions pertaining to care of God's creation for 40 days. This is meant to supplement your required and voluntary Lenten practices.

Fr. Jacek's article on St. Camillus and SFIS Earth Day celebrations

Check out this great article in Holy Name Province Today about the St. Camillus and SFIS Earth Day celebrations by Fr. Jacek



  • Polar Bear Plunge

    Join us each January as we Plunge Our St Camillus community joins Chesapeake Climate Action Network, the Franciscan Action Network in the annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise awareness of the need to speak out on the threat to the environment from Global warming and other threats such as fracking.


  • Laudato Si Lenten Reflection Groups