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Laudato Si Week

Laudato Si’ Week reflects the focus of Pope Francis and the call to unite Catholics and all people of good will across the globe to celebrate the encyclical that has spurred prayer and action for our common home since its release in 2015.

This year’s Laudato Si’ Week 2021, was held from May 16th – 25th, and is the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year begun in 2020, and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. 

The theme for the weeklong celebration, “For we know that things can change” (Laudato Si’ 13), encouraged people to take an active part in working to care for God’s creation. Thanks to Mr Haybittle, Mr Bonaccorso and the music students who recorded a special version of ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ based on Ecclesiastes for the local prayer and action, organised by the Kiama branch of the ARRCC – Australian Religious Response to Climate Change. 

As Pope Francis said on Earth Day, “When this destruction of nature is triggered, it is very difficult to stop it. But we are still on time. And we will be more resilient if we work together instead of doing it alone.”

Laudato Si’ Week also features a missionary-like send-off that will encourage the faithful to go and announce the Gospel of Creation in every corner of the globe.

The week will finish with a preview of the tool that will help the global Church realise more progress in the decade ahead: the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. The Vatican-led effort will empower Catholic institutions, communities, and families to implement Laudato Si’.

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Mrs Schodde

Eco ERC Facilitator