Thanks to the 15 St Pat’s parishioners and Fr. Gurnick who volunteered for our Advent Litter Pilgrimage, along with several others from three neighboring churches. We collected more than 20 bags of trash and recycling from the abandoned lots along W. 25th St (from Franklin Blvd to St Malachi) that might otherwise have blown down the hill and polluted the Cuyahoga River. In his encyclical letter Laudato Si’, Pope Francis said, “All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation” — and that’s exactly what we are striving to do as people of faith here at St. Pat’s. To hear about our next litter pilgrimage or other initiatives, contact Creation.Care@stpatrickbridge.org.