Protect Our EnvironmenT
Watch Global Laudato Si Campaign
“Let us be the protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”
What is Laudato Si
Inspired by Pope Francis’ second encyclical (Laudato Si’) devoted to environmentalism and integral ecology, this committee aims to advocate environmentally friendly practices amongst parishioners through education, formation and upcycling projects. In addition, the committee strives to guide parish ministries in adopting environmentally friendly practices by reducing wastage and using environmentally friendly materials.
In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis sets out the destruction that Man is rendering to the environment and each other, in the form of the following:
Pollution and Climate Change
Lack of Access to Drinkable Water
Loss of Biodiversity (i.e. extinction of plants and animals
Decline in the Quality of Human Life and the Breakdown of Society
In light of the ecological crisis our world is facing, Laudato Si’ is an invitation to ecological conversion, by reshaping our lifestyle, in order to halt environmental degradation and encourage a “culture of care”.
Laudato Si Pledge
The Laudato Si Pledge is a global campaign of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), an international network of Catholic individuals and organisations responding to Laudato Si’. Let us be part of the global Catholic community committed to raising awareness of Pope Francis’ call to care for creation by taking the Laudato Si Pledge below:
Sign the pledge at LiveLaudatoSi.org to make a difference!
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LAUDATO SI PRAYER
A prayer for our earth
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
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