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Laudato Si (16th-24th May 2020)

Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, is a profound invitation to everyone on the planet to care for our common home.

Pope Francis challenges us to consider the kind of world we want to leave to those who come after us.

He invites us all to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week (16th – 24th May 2020):

The encyclical discusses the damage being inflicted on the Earth by humans and calls on ‘every person living on this planet’ to make urgent changes to our lifestyles.

At St Vincent’s,  teachers discuss with children what we can do to help save the environment. We encourage children to take responsibility for the school and the prayer garden with our Green Team and Pupil Chaplaincy team.

Here is a child-friendly video better explaining this invitation to mankind:

You may wish to explore this collective worship with your child and engage in the guided discussions: LS collective worship

Catholics everywhere are uniting May 16-24 to take the next steps in our groundbreaking journey toward better care of creation.  We’ll put our preparation into action during the Season of Creation this September, when Pope Francis has invited Catholics to pray and act for our common home. 

For all of you interested in joining Pope Francis and wanting to take the next step in your Laudato Si’ journey, you can find suggestions available on the Laudato Si’ Week website.

In preparation for Laudato Si week, the theme for the last fortnight has been ‘Blessed be the Gentle’. This week, in line with Pope Francis’ call to people of all nations to prepare for action, the theme is ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’.

Please see this PowerPoint which we would encourage you to share with your child and engage in the suggested discussion topics: Blessed-are-the-Peacemakers-Primary.pptx

 

God bless you all

 

 

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