Laudato Si 

This website was established in 2019-2020 for the Laudato Si circle of South Belconnen's Catholic parish.  South Belconnen is in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in the Archdiocese of Canberra (CBR) and Goulburn.  

The Archdiocese is very diverse - encompassing rural western plains and rivers, coastal forest, high country alps and headwaters, and major centres including the Australian national capital city of Canberra (CBR).

With support from our Archbishop +Christopher, an archdiocesan-wide  Caring for Creation movement (CfC) was established in 2020-21. See the current CFC movement news summary below. This website also now provides some hosting for this CfC movement across the Archdiocese of CBR-Goulburn.

Laudato Si 

A copy of the Pope Francis' encyclical  Laudato Si On Care for Our Common Home is available by here. There is an excellent presentation summarising its key teachings at Jacqui Remond's webinar video below. Jacqui is an ecological educator and international consultant in the area based in Sydney, Australia and extending across Australasia and beyond. Interested persons are encouraged to view this video. See also the supplementary papal exhortation of 4-Oct-23 on the climate crises Laudate Deum here.

A series of online 'book club' type dialogues about the teachings  are being convened by the Caring for Creation movement . All welcome - see Events Page for details or enquire to .

Prayer for COP28

Multi-faith prayer support to COP28 for more effective global action on climate.

There will be a show of public prayer support  for the UN Conference COP28 in Dubai at the end of November.

In accordance with the recent exhortation Laudato Deum on the climate crises, Pope Frances will attend COP28 for days 2 to 4. The aim of public multi-faith prayer is to show the need for effective responses is a mainstream faith issue.

On the front lawns at Parliament House – 2.30-4pm Sunday 26-November 2023 and
8-930am Monday 27-November 2023

All welcome.
Interest and enquiries to

20231101 Flyer - COP28 Multi-Faith Prayer 26-27 Nov 2023.pdf

Laudato Si action planning

Following  the 5 year Jubillee for the encyclical about Care for Our Common Home the Vatican is encouraging responses and implementation of the teachings through promotion and local actions by parishes, schools, archdioceses, other organisations, businesses, families, individuals etc. A personal invitation to participate from Pope Francis is at .

The aim is over the next 7 years to grow responses through improved understanding of the teachings and practical actions under locally generated Laudato Si action plans (LSAPs).  The first year involves assessment and planning. The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn enrolled in May 2022.

The Vatican's action platform with tailored resources can be found at .  

To help build momentum for change, organisations are encouraged to pledge their commitment through enrolment at the global action planning site by October 2022. In order to enrol organisations provide a public reflection on linking their values to the seven Laudato Si goals. The Archdiocese's reflection can be found on it's web page (see above menu).  Parishes and schools etc are at different stages of considering enrolment.

Reflection on the Laudatio Si goals

20220507 LSAP reflection Canberra-Goulburn FINAL.pdf
The Archdiocese reflects on connection of its values to the Laudato Si goals 

Laudato Si Action Plan

20230531 Laudato Si Action Plan v1.1.pdf

Outline of Laudato Si by Jacqui Remond

About Us

Some details on the work of the BelSouth Parish Laudato Si circle is summarised in the PDF flyer. The flyer also has contact details for the circle.

Caring for Creation (CfC) movement in CBR-Goulburn

As noted above development of Laudato Si responses through the CfC movement is being considered for the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese more broadly  and guided by our Archbishop Christopher Prowse - see  and our Chaplain Fr Mick MacAndrew PP (Cooma) - see

Laudato Si flyer.pdf