Protect Our 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”.
“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”
Laudato Si' Turns 5
Laudato Si’ Pledge
With creation in a dire state, let us take up Pope Francis’ invitation to participate in the Laudato Si’ Year wholeheartedly. Let us pledge to make concrete decisions to do our part for our environment and God’s creation.
Here are some suggestions:
Pledging to avoid wasting water/food
Pledging to properly dispose the waste I generate
Buying only what I need
Special Prayer for LAUDATO SI 5th Anniversary
Creator of Heaven, Earth, and all therein contained.
Open our minds and touch our hearts,
so that we can be part of Creation, your gift.
Be present to those in need in these difficult times,
especially the poorest and most vulnerable.
Help us to show creative solidarity
as we confront the consequences of the global pandemic.
Make us courageous in embracing
the changes required to seek the common good.
Now more than ever, may we all feel interconnected and interdependent.
Enable us to succeed in listening and responding
to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.
May their current sufferings become the birth-pangs
of a more fraternal and sustainable world.
We pray through Christ our Lord,
under the loving gaze of Mary Help of Christians,
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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