Preparations begin for Laudato Si’ Week

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Creating resources to raise awareness and ultimately change ecological practices will be just one of the ways Adelaide Archdiocese will recognise Laudato Si’ Week next month. Source: The Southern Cross.

Laudato Si’ Week will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si Anniversary Year declared by Pope Francis.

At a planning meeting organised by Adelaide's Council for Integral Ecology last week, representatives from 10 parishes and schools discussed how the archdiocese will celebrate the May 16-24 event.

Council secretary Peter Laffan said the representatives were “filled with enthusiasm” and were inspired to share Pope Francis’ message to "care for our common home" with their parish and school communities.

“It was agreed that as part of Laudato Si’ Week the council will provide printed resources for parishes to be included in the weekly bulletin as well as a short video produced by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development and Global Catholic Climate Movement which can be shown during Eucharist,” he said.

Archbishop Patrick O’Regan will write a prayer for parishes to use during Laudato Si’ Week.

The council is also encouraging the faithful to support two events during the week – the School Climate Strike on May 21 and the youth Pentecost vigil on May 22.


Planning begins for Laudato Si’ Week (By Jenny Brinkworth, The Southern Cross)

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