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Events and Awareness

Events and Awareness

We do our best to share the wonderful work that is being done within our communities. If you have an event you would like to share, or have a topic in mind that you would like to see more of, please do not hesitate to email the office.

Meaningful Dialogue Guides for Small Group Discussion

Jesuit Forum For Social Faith and Justice

The forum released the Care for our Common Home Dialogue Guide as a tool for parishes, schools, community groups, to engage with the Holy Father’s Encyclical, Laudato Si. The forum recently released a new resource, A Dialogue Guide on Justice and Right Relationships. It focuses on listening to and centring Indigenous Voices. Both guides are ideal for small group discussion, and include comprehensive instructions on how to facilitate meaningful discourse on important social issues. 

The 5 Anniversary of Laudato Si'

It has been five years since the release of Laudato Si’, the remarkable encyclical written by Pope Francis on the environmental crisis affecting our planet.

A Message from Pope Francis

Caring for “Our Common Home”: Reflections from the Amazon

Alfredo Ferro Medina SJ of Canadian Jesuits Internal offers a reflection on Care for Our Common Home and the Amazon. Read the Reflection

Common Prayer for the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si' image

Common Prayer for the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’

Loving God,
Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them,
You created us in your own image and made us
stewards of all your creation.
You blessed us with the sun, water and bountiful land
so that all may be nourished.

Open our minds and touch our hearts,
so that way may attend to your gift of creation.
Help us to be conscious that our common home
belongs not only to us, but to all your creatures and to
all future generations, and that it is our responsibility to
preserve it.
May we help each person secure the food and
resources that they need.

Be present to those in need in these trying times,
especially the poorest and those most at risk of being
left behind.
Transform our fear and feelings of isolation into hope
and fraternity so that we may experience a true
conversion of the heart.

Help us to show creative solidarity in addressing the
consequences of this global pandemic.
Make us courageous to embrace the changes that are
Needed in search of the common good.
Now more than ever may we feel that we are all
interconnected and interdependent.
Enable us to listen and to respond to the cry of the earth
and the cry of the poor.
May the present sufferings be the birth pangs of a more
fraternal and sustainable world.

Under the loving gaze of Mary Help of Christians, we
make this prayer through Christ our Lord.


Sarah Guinta

Coordinator of the Office of Justice and Peace

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