‘Laudato Si Sunday’ celebrated at St Lawrence Church Premises
July 30: Parisar Ayog (Environment Commission) celebrated Laudato Si Sunday at St Lawrence Church premises on July 30, 2023.
Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza welcomed the guest for the day, Mr Jeeth Milan Roche, an environmentalist, with a flower bouquet and a shawl. Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza, Rev. Fr Lancy D’Souza, Mr John D’Silva, Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council, Mr Santhosh Misquith, Secretary, and Mr Harold Pinto, Convener, Parisar Ayog (Environment Commission) were present.
The chief guest for the day was Mr Jeeth Milan Roche, an eminent environmentalist. In his keynote address, he stressed the need to reduce the use of plastic and thereby avoid an imminent environmental disaster. He presented practical ways to protect the environment. the importance of protecting the environment and how youth play a major role in it.
Jeeth Milan Roche, in his address, urged all children to understand that humans are the most insane species on earth, created by God, and we need to disprove this by preserving our nature.
The Chief Guest, Parish Clergy, Vice President, Secretary of the Parish Pastoral Council, and Convener of Parisar Ayog planted saplings on the church premises along with members of Parisar Ayog. Saplings were distributed to all the parishioners.
The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza.
Photography & Report: MSB (Meena Serrao Barboza)