A main goal of the Creation Care Ministry is to educate Catholics across the diocese about the wide range of critical problems affecting the environment — locally and beyond — and what they can do to respond with urgency.

Upcoming Events

A sampling of presentations organized by the Creation Care Ministry follows.

Laudato Si Explained Chapter 1

Laudato Si Explained Chapter 2

Laudato Si Explained Chapter 3

Laudato Si Explained Chapter 4

Laudato Si Explained Chapter 5

Laudato Si Explained Chapter 6


Fr. Emmet (Emilio) Farrell
Phone: (619) 419-8345
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Robert J Gilleskie, P.E.
Phone: (858) 793-1757
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Jim DeHarpporte
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María Lourdes Valencia
Diocesan Liaison
Phone: (858) 490-8323
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Cathedral Deanery
Robert Gilleskie
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El Cajon and El Centro Deanery
Fr. Emmet Farrell
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Escondido Deanery
Arnold Bernardo
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Mission Deanery
Margaret McCahill
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Oceanside Deanery
Patricia Grace
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South Bay Deanery
David Larom
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