Statement and Resources

powerpoint creation 350pxSANDHURST ‘CARE FOR CREATION’ STATEMENT AND BISHOP SHANE MACKINLAY’S LETTER

To encourage a greater appreciation of Creation, a deeper understanding of our responsibility for its care and commitment to action in the Sandhurst Diocese, Bishop Shane Mackinlay has endorsed the first Sandhurst Diocese ‘Care for Creation’ Statement. pdf Download Bishop Shane's letter here (108 KB) .

The Statement, completed in 2020, was prepared at the request of the Sandhurst Diocese Adult Faith Education Reference Group by a working group whose members are: Sr Cecilia Merrigan (Chair), Kerry Stone (Sandhurst Caritas/Justice incorporating Catholic Earthcare), Kylie Smith (Catholic Education Sandhurst) and Lyn Breen (Adult Faith Education Sandhurst).

The Statement is supported by key quotations and photographs, many taken in regions of our own Diocese.

Sandhurst Care for Creation

Statement and Resources

SANDHURST ‘CARE FOR CREATION’ STATEMENT

The Statement is available in a variety of formats -
•  pdf plain text format (1.78 MB) and a pdf presentation booklet (5.96 MB) , which can be read online and/or printed for those who prefer hard copy.
• a set of four slide shows (2-4 minutes) which present the ‘Care for Creation’ Statement in 4 sections, followed by reflection questions and prayer.
• a slide show which presents the full statement with reflection questions and prayer
• in addition there is a slide show for parish teams focussing on, ‘What can we do?’

Slide Show – Full Statement with Reflection Questions & Prayer

Click  pdf here (5.96 MB) to download.

Slide Shows – Statement in Four Parts: each with Reflection Questions & Prayer

PART 1 Click to download  document Powerpoint Slide (5.48 MB) Show or pdf PDF (1.50 MB)
PART 2 Click to download  default Powerpoint (5.88 MB) Slide Show or pdf PDF (1.54 MB)
PART 3 Click to download  default Powerpoint (7.20 MB) Slide Show or pdf PDF (2.25 MB)
PART 4 Click to download  default Powerpoint (5.50 MB) Slide Show or pdf PDF (1.35 MB)

Slide Show for Parish Teams ‘What can we do?’
Click to download Powerpoint Slide Show or PDF

SANDHURST ‘CARE FOR CREATION’ RESOURCES AND LINKS
pdf Click to download resources (318 KB) which covers: ‘Essential Network’; ‘Essential Reading’; Sandhurst Diocese ‘Care for Creation’ Statement & Resources; Becoming an ‘Earthcare Parish’; Helpful Worldwide Catholic Networks; Community Groups; Projects & Resource People In Our Region; Victorian and Australian Community Agencies & Networks; More Interesting Websites.

Find out more about the Background and Sandhurst response