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Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

The Earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor.

Pope Francis, LS 2

This week, we join the global community in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week, a time dedicated to deepening our commitment to the care of our common home, as inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. Laudato Si’, released in 2015, calls for an ecological conversion, urging humanity to reflect on the interconnectedness of all creation and the urgent need to address environmental degradation and climate change. 

Laudato Si’ Week, celebrated annually from May 16-24, is an opportunity for Catholics and all people of goodwill to unite in prayer, education and action. This year’s theme, “Hope for the Earth. Hope for Humanity,” encourages us to renew our efforts in promoting sustainable practices and advocating for policies that protect the environment and support climate justice. Our commitment is embodied in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, promote renewable energy, and engage in ecological education and advocacy.