Bishop Jaime Soto presided at the unveiling and blessing of a new solar panels system on the roof of the Memorial Center at St. Anthony Parish, located at 660 Florin Road in Sacramento, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 20.
St. Anthony parishioners decided to take steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their parish campus with the installation of solar panels. “Solar is an ultra-clean, renewable source of energy (sun) that reduces reliance on more harmful and finite fuels like coal and gas,” says Kim-Son Ziegler, social ministry coordinator for the parish. “Large panels harvesting suns rays are installed on the south and west sides of the Memorial Center roof. This project follows efforts in recent years to reduce parish energy consumption, which has included installation and use of high efficiency LED lighting.”
During the months before the unveiling, Ziegler said parishioners were asked to “prayerfully reflect on our climate vulnerabilities, our own individual contributions to being stewards of our common home, and pray for a blessed journey together to help heal God’s creation for our future generations.”
The above comes from a Feb. 22 notice from the Diocese of Sacramento.
Among the reasons this is a terrific idea is national security. Less oil and NG means more independence from the likes of Putin. Besides all that climate change stuff, which I know few of you give a second thought to.
We are more concerned with the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls rather then liberal propaganda. Pity us!
YFC, I was conserving – waste not want not — decades before you were even a twinkle in your father’s eyes.
Good Anne TE I’m glad to hear it. The Arab oil embargo was in my formative years so it was kind of forced on us just as The WWII generation understood thriftiness and sacrifice.
Meanwhile the church is losing 80%-90% of young people raised Catholic.
How about better priorities from our bishops?
I think if you ask them, young people are quite worried about the climate they are destined to inherit from us oldsters, and see the Church as not doing enough to preserve Gods creation. On the other hand, Sitting around with your thumbs glued to your phone keyboard bemoaning everything around you does nothing to evangelize youth.
You know what? The liberal protestant churches have tried what you want the Catholic Church to do, and those protestant churches are dying even faster. They bless gay “unions”, have women and gay “clergy”, celebrate diversity, engage in climate activism, even support abortion in some cases, and it’s just Baby Boomers in the pews. You know where the youth are? They are at the TLM.
Fiddling while Rome burns.
It’s Ukraine that’s burning now.
don’t forget to pick up aluminum cans
and plastic bottles and general trash along
the banks of the Sacramento and American Rivers
i think that’s the eighth sacrament
Good grief … “finite fuels like coal and gas”.
God gave man the faculty of intellect. If man is free to use it (which requires property rights, contracts and free markets), folks can figure out how to find more fossil fuels that God provided, and extract and burn them more efficiently and cleanly. This results in energy abundance, making lives healthier and longer for everyone, especially the poor.
It’s so sad to see successors of the Apostles unwittingly offering a pinch of incense to Gia.
How can we find more fossil fuels than God provided? Who provided them then? Vladimir Putin?
Mr. Bill: “unwittingly?”
others, not so much
another diocese decided to convene
a panel on renewable energy but only
one guy showed up.
It was a solo panel.