Mission Statement & Projects

Genesis 2:15: The LORD God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden, to cultivate and care for it.

careforcreationMission Statement: United by our shared spiritual, moral, and ethical calling to respond boldly to the plight of the Earth and the poor, we are working for restorative justice, right sharing, and peaceful sustainability for all of creation, present and future.

Meeting Time and Place: Every other month (about 1½ hours) in the STM Parish Hall library

We welcome your participation, ideas, and requests, either as a member or an occasional volunteer on projects that inspire you. We understand that individual interests and available time vary. For further information, please contact Mary Woodward, (603) 659-6239, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Major Activities to Date

  • Planning and implementation for World Environment Day and World Food Day/harvest liturgies
  • Compost and recycle programs at STM events such as student suppers and yard sale, including delivery of unsold items to non-profit organizations
  • Wetland restoration
  • Water stations at STM events 
  • Participation in Seacoast interfaith group  SISE [Seacoast Interfaith Stewards of the Environment]
  • Promotion of Fair Trade items
  • Project for K-5 Faith Formation Ministry and Blessing of the Animals on Feast of St. Francis
  • Liturgy collaboration for Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Promotion of local Farmers’ Markets
  • Nature walks in Seacoast area led by STM parishioner
  • Co-definition of environmental film series for local residents
    . series included "Bag It" about use and harm of plastic bags and "Just Eat It" about food waste in North America    
    . for those interested, the site Top Documentary Films offers free viewing of some environmental documentaries

Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 9am & 11:15am

Sunday, 5pm UNH Mass (when University is in session)

Mass or Communion Service
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays at 12:10pm
Services held in the Church
During the summer, services are held in the Student Center Prayer Room


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