Laudato Si’ Week / Laudato Si’ Year 2021_16th-24th May


We need change; we want change (Pope Francis).


Dear Social Justice Friends

You may be aware that 2020 was the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’, however COVID-19 restrictions minimised broad promotion & engagement with Laudato Si’ Week/Laudato Si’ Year.


The following useful Links are provided to aid you with promoting Laudato Si’ to your broader networks.


  • LS Week 2021 information:

Message from Pope Francis


  • LS Year –Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development:

  • End of LS Year:

Sowers of Hope webinar, you can register here

More info in email below – Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) Office for Social Justice (OSJ) and Catholic Earthcare Australia (CEA).


  • Caritas Australia re: climate change/justice:


  • Catholic Earthcare Australia:

(FYI: CEA now considered a program of Caritas Australia)


  • GCCM:


GCCM – LS Monthly Prayer Service:

  •  ARRCC – Australian Religious Response to Climate Change:




The following YouTube clips might be of use as well – these focus more on SDGs


17 UN SDGs:


Nature & SDGs:


From MDGs to SDGs:


Greta Thunberg:


COVID-19 challenges re SDGs:


Pope Francis (2015):


“Human existence is based on three closely related fundamental relationships: relationship with God, that with one’s neighbour and that with the earth” (LS 66)



Forthcoming EVENT


Dear Catholic Earthcare friends,


Please join with us to celebrate Laudato Si’ week 2021.

Sowers of Hope webinar, you can register here

Friday May 21st5:306:30pm AEST

Join us for prayer, scripture, reflection and dialogue to celebrate the end of the Laudato Si’ year.

Please share with your networks.



  • You are invited to contact JEDO for more information to help bring Laudato Si’ inspired actions to life within parishes, agencies and/or for your personal call to action to care for our common home.






 Laudato Si’ Week: 16-24 May | Taking the next steps together

2020 was the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’

 How will you celebrate?


Join Pope Francis and take the next step in your Laudato Si’ journey. Commit to an ambitious action that grows your response to “the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.”

No matter where you are in your journey, take the next step as a community during Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May, when Catholic communities everywhere celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’.

Suggested ideas are below, but you’re welcome to take any action that is inspired by Laudato Si’, accelerates solutions to our ecological crisis, and builds community for the long term.

There’s an urgent need to solve the ecological crisis. Our faith calls us to do more together.


“The words of this beautiful canticle, Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.


“Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs” (Laudato Si 1.).

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