St. Joseph/St. Raphael Parish has been recognized as a Laudato Si community by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Our parish had to check off many achievements to earn this banner including hosting educational programs on environmental issues, taking steps to reduce our waste and carbon footprint, committing to use renewable resources whenever possible, and demonstrating that a certain percentage of our parishioners do the same thing at home.
This banner will be on display in the back of our churches for the next several weeks beginning this weekend at St. Raphael.
Bri, our business manager, who has been responsible for many of the steps our parish has taken to reduce our carbon footprint, received our Laudato Si banner. St. Joseph/St. Raphael Parish has been certified as being a "green" parish & living in accord with Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si.