Laudato Si'

The Laudato Si Task Force works in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse to promote and encourage prayer, liturgy, dialog, and actions promoting the beauty and value of God’s creation. Our goals are for individuals and communities to increase their love and deep appreciation for God’s earth and to promote actions in support of healing and preserving our common home.


Green Apple Award2

Attention Families and young people from K-12 in parishes or schools! You are invited to participate in the Pope Francis Green Apple Award. This award will be given to those individuals or groups who celebrate their creativity in caring for our common home - the Earth. Show how you make a difference in the world with a song, skit, poster, photographs or plant a tree, garden, recycling etc. See the flyer below for details. Deadline is May 14th, 2021. See the flyer below.  Any questions, please contact Don Mills dmills@syrdiocese or Theresa May This is a collaborative activity between the Diocese of Syracuse and the Diocese of Ogdensburg.


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Let us dream The Path to a Better Future2

 Download the Flyer Here

May 25, 26 & 27, 2021
“I urgently appeal... for a new dialogue about how we are
shaping the future of our planet” Laudato Si’ #14 Pope Francis
Join us for 3 virtual evenings for prayer,
music, insight and sharing
as we commit to care for God’s creation!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3



Pope Francis released an encyclical focused on ecology on June 18, 2015. The Catholic Church brings a distinct perspective to the discussion of environmental questions, by lifting up the moral dimensions of these issues and the needs of the most vulnerable among us.

 This unique contribution is rooted in Catholic teaching calling us to care for creation and for "the least of these." [MT 25:40]

Read the encyclical in its entirety here



For more information, we invite you to contact Dave Babcock, Taskforce Chairperson. Email:  Phone: 315.263.9023 

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