Laudato Si' Week marks the anniversary of Pope Francis' document on care for our common home. 

Celebrating Laudato Si' Week

This year’s Laudato Si’ Week theme is inspired by the symbol for Season of Creation 2024, “firstfruits.” Let us be seeds of hope in our lives and our world, rooted in faith and love.

Find out more, and download this year’s Celebration Guide on the Laudato Si’ Week website:

Laudato Si' Week

Seeds of Hope in our Archdiocese

This year we are asking you if you could be a ‘seed of hope’ within the Archdiocese of Birmingham? Helping to support your parish with is implementation and promotion of care for creation. 

Archdiocese of Birmingham’s Seeds of Hope

The Letter

Why not host a screening of The Letter in your parish or community?

The Letter, tells the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical letter and how the climate crisis is strongly affecting the Earth and all those who inhabit it. It brings Pope Francis' vision of integral ecology to life, finding new hope together. 

If you sign up to host a screening you can access exclusive how-to guides, toolkits, and training opportunities.

Trailer: The Letter

The Letter Film

Eight Websites Parishes May Find Useful

Laudato Si Week 2024  takes place 19 - 26 May.  During this week we are asked to reflect on our care for the created world, for the human poor and for the diversity of life in God’s Creation. This is a short review, based on a web search of “Laudato Si Week” and “Laudato Si Parish Resources”, of web-based resources which may be of use for parishes. This review by Fr Rob Taylerson gives brief contents and comments on eight websites.

Archhdiocese of Birmingham

This website gives the link for our diocesan “Responding to the Care of Creation” monthly newsletter, links to several useful other websites and links to Cafod “live Simply” initiative, which many schools and parishes are joining.

Resources to Help us Care for Creation

Salford Catholic Diocese Laudato Si Centre

Bishop John Arnold, the bishop responsible for environment, has established the Laudato si centre at Wardley Hall. The website contains a wide range of resources to help monitor our work in climate action. ( I particularly admire the “Climate Calculator”)

Laudato Si Centre

Brentwood Catholic Diocese

Very good comprehensive range of elements of Laudato Si which helps answer the question, “Where do we begin as a parish?” in addition to schools resources, diocesan commitments, and actions etc.

Diocese of Brentwood

Laudato Si Movement

An international movement committed to three strategic goals:

  1. Ecological conversion
  2. Full sustainability
  3. Prophetic advocacy

This site and its links provide a number of good short videos (each 1 minute or so)  mostly subtitled in English, under the headings: Ecospirituality, Lifestyles, Advocacy, Inspiring Saints, Prayer, Educate Yourself.  It also has a sign-up facility to receive ongoing newsletters

Laudato Si Movement

CAFOD/Laudato Si

Cafod produces a wide range of resources, with target audiences of primary school children, secondary school children, families, and individuals and groups open to taking part in social action.


Laudato Si Action Platform (Vatican Dicastry for Human Development)

 A selection of over 400 well-produced resources, mostly in the form of downloadable “toolkits” for learning and reflection on the topics of Laudato Si.

Laudato Si Action Platform

Catholic Education Service (England & Wales)

Three downloadable good quality user-friendly booklet resources:

  1. A Celebration of Laudato Si At Home
  2. A Celebration of Laudato Si At School
  3. A Celebration of Laudato Si  … Role Models

Catholic Education Service

Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales

A site with many links giving good background, theological understanding, and vision for Ecological awareness and action of the Church in our land.

Catholic Bishops Conference