Laudato Si’ Week

The Laudato Si Week declared by Pope Francis is from May 16 to 24 by which we, as a people, are called to purify our hearts, to pray and intensify our efforts to ensure a better future for our common home.

May 24, 2020

Diocese of Keningau: Message for  Laudato Si’ Week 
Happy fifth Anniversary of  Laudato Si (Praise be to my Lord). The theme of this celebration is Everything is connected.

The Laudato Si Week declared by Pope Francis is from May 16 to 24 by which we, as a people, are called to purify our hearts, to pray and intensify our efforts to ensure a better future for our common home.

Brothers and sisters,  27 years ago as I was searching for inspiration for the message and hope of what I would need to include in the Diocese of Keningau Logo, the key thing that came to my mind was about conservation. This is how the colour combination of the Diocese Logo was formed, and this is what I say: The green colour of the “Inandus” represents the greenery and ecological purity of the Diocese that must be protected and conserved from the dangers of pollution. It also symbolises the hope and freshness of life as it is the Creator’s plan for mankind.” These were  included in the Souvenir Book for Erection History of Diocese of Keningau, May 6, 1993.

Two years after the establishment of the Diocese of Keningau, (March 1-5, 1995 - Pastoral Planning Seminar), that dream and hope were taken up and expressed in the Diocese Mission in the words, God’s People Walk Together in Fighting for Peace, Justice and Love and the Harmony of God’s Creation.

I recalled that those two aspects about the preservation of God's Creation show that for us in the Diocese of Keningau since its inception, the emphasis has been on the importance of caring for the Earth, our shared home. Thanks to God, 27 years later, on September 1, 2019, the Keningau Diocese of Peace Creation Commission (KKACT) was established and launched.

Together with the Commission for Harmony of Creation (KKACT) team, let us, as the People of the Diocese of Keningau, respond to the call of Pope Francis in conjunction with Laudato Si’ Week (May 16 - 24, 2020) and further realise the better future of our home planet. The efforts for environmental conservation are ongoing and it requires time, patience, sacrifice and cooperation from each of us. This laudable effort is very “connected” with us and to our Creator. The process itself, however, is in His own time, “If it were not God who built the house, it would be no good thing for the builder” (Ps. 127: 1).

“Our Oneness and Loyalty as a People of Jesus Christ, To His Holiness ”

+ Bishop Datuk Cornelius Piong May 15, 2020

Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur
The Archdiocese is using the kit prepared by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences – Office of Human Development and Climate Change Desk has prepared a Kit that can be used by individuals and families at home.

The short booklet has activities that can be held by groups and families to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week for each day during the lockdown period.


The Kuala Lumpur Archdicoese Catechetical Insitute has prepared material to provide families an opportunity to gather and spend time discussing Laudato Si’ Week 2020. It is important for parents and guardians to engage their children in catechesis with regards to the care of the environment, and the world in which we live.

This catechetical material con tains reflections and activities that members of the family may complete individually (just the children), in pairs (with parental assistance), or as an entire family. These activities may be useful for children, teenagers and adults. It would be helpful to print a hard copy, so that members of your family may carry out different activities at the same time.

Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu
Francis has invited us to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his encyclical Laudato Si’ (on the care of creation) with a Laudato Si’ Week.

We’re living through historyshaping events. Laudato Si’ teaches us how to build a better world–together. People everywhere are crying out for hope, and our faith is urgently needed to light the way. For Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May 2020, Catholics are uniting in solidarity for a more just and sustainable future. We stand united with our brothers and sisters in faith as we grow through the crisis of this moment to build a better tomorrow.

The Archdiocesan Creation Justice Commission and the Eco-Outreach Team of Kota Kinabalu Archdiocese have been urging  Catholics to join them in the activities organised via Facebook.

Every day, from 9.00am to 5.00pm there will be songs, reflections on the chapters on Laudato Si’ by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, and sharings from religious, laity and conservation experts, as well as videoclips and quotes from Laudato Si’. The activity ends with the rosary recitation.

Diocese of Sibu
The Sibu Diocesan Youth Apostolate (SiDYA) will be celebrating Laudato Si’ Week this year together with the help of the member of Creation Justice committee, Sacred Heart Cathedral, to teach them online! They learnt how to make enzymes from home using their kitchen waste

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