Next week will be the third annual Laudato Si’ Week from May 22-29, to celebrate and raise awareness for Pope Francis’ papal encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.” This year’s theme is “Listening and Journeying Together.” There will be official events broadcast on Facebook live and other social media outlets, as well as grassroots community gatherings all over the world.
From the event site:
Laudato Si’ Week began as a way to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ world-changing papal encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.” Since then, the annual celebration has become a way for all Catholics to unite and rejoice in the progress we’ve made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and to commit ourselves to further prayer and action for our common home. This year, with the theme of “Listening and Journeying Together” Catholics on six continents will work on “bringing the human family together to protect our common home” (LS 13), which is the guiding Laudato Si’ quote for the weeklong celebration. Catholics across the globe will unite their communities in action and learn more about how Laudato Si’ offers a blueprint on how to tackle the climate crisis. Globally, Catholics will come together as one family in prayer and action.
Go here to register your community event. The organizers have provided a collection of resources for those hosting events, including their celebration guide, useful for groups or individuals looking for more information, context, and ideas. Other resources include a press release, social media icons and banners, a template for a pulpit announcement, and a downloadable prayer card (see below). If you want to hold a gathering and mark the week, but aren’t sure what to do, go here and scroll down to the event ideas section.