Laudato Si’ Week honors the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. The theme of the week was “everything is connected.” Following Pope Francis’ invitation to join Laudato Si’ Week, the community organized this week in a very creative way.
The Book of Genesis Chapter 1 on Creation was our theme. Each day we read the days of creation and placed symbols according to that day.
During our Vespers we read a paragraph from “Laudato Si” that was related to the Book of Genesis on creation.
On the third day we planted a tree in our garden to join in celebrating “care for our earth”.
During Laudato Si” Week we came to know about some families living in Pasrur 15 Kilometres away from Sialkot who have no means of feeding their families during this lockdown due to Pandemic COVID 19. Henceforth we were very worried and concerned about them. Thus we got some food bags ready and sent them with our Office Staff members. Most of the families living in this area are Christian, uneducated and have no proper jobs. The families were very happy and grateful for the help given to them.
“O God of the poor, helps us to rescue the abandoned” Pope Francis
On 22nd May, our Parish Priest, Fr. Ashraf Gill and Fr. Abid Albert, requested to help some most deprived families with food, living near the border between India and Pakistan in Sialkot. These families depend on daily wages, as their only income is from wedding celebrations and due to the current situation, are not able to feed their families. Thus the Priests were able to go to this area which is far from the city of Sialkot and gave the food bags to the respective families. All of them were very happy and grateful for the food given to them and ensured the Sisters of their prayers.