Catholic leaders gather on the banks of Broken Creek

Communion of the Catholics: Pictured from left, St Mary of the Angels Secondary College social justice leaders Zara Limbrick and Eliza Wood, Bishop Shane Mackinlay of the Sandhurst Diocese, Catholic Earthcare Australia co-ordinator Sue Martin and St Mary of the Angels Secondary College social justice leader Kate Buha at the launch of the Laudato Si’ Action Plan.

Catholic leaders converged on Nathalia for the launch of the Sandhurst Laudato Si’ Action Plan and the commissioning of Catholic schools and parishes to Catholic Earthcare.

Bishop Shane Mackinlay officially launched the action plan for the Diocese of Sandhurst, attracting leaders from within Caritas and Catholic Earthcare from Victoria and interstate to the banks of Broken Creek, Nathalia, on Monday, May 23.

Catholic Earthcare is a movement for environmental sustainability through climate action and support of those who have been negatively impacted by the climate emergency.

More than 50 schools and parishes have signed up in the Sandhurst Diocese to be Catholic Earthcare communities.