Laudato Si’ is an encyclical written by Pope Francis in May 2015. Translated as ‘praise be to you’, the letter addresses the Catholic Social Teaching, Care for Our Common Home. Pope Francis focuses on the social and ecological crisis that exists in our world today and what we can do to ensure we preserve our planet for future generations. In the encyclical, Pope Francis emphasises our responsibility to respond to both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Through Integral Ecology, Pope Francis teaches that ‘everything is connected’. By taking action caring for creation, we are also caring for the poorest and most vulnerable in our world.

Keep an eye on the Catholic Parishes of Singleton and Branxton Facebook Page this week to find ways you can help care for our common home. Families can also find ideas in the booklets at the back of the church.

You can find more information about this year’s Laudato Si Week by clicking HERE