LAUDATO SI’ CONTEST
Safe Water for All
Students in grades K-12 who live and/or attend school in the three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco are invited to participate in the Laudato Si’ Contest during the 2022 Season of Creation.
The contest’s theme is Safe Water for All. In his encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis devotes a section to the issue of water. It is also an issue we face in California, with severe drought leading to water restrictions.
Students will be asked to think about the importance of water and how it relates to Church teaching on human dignity, using specific resources to guide their responses.
The contest deadline has now passed. Teachers and students who are planning to attend the awards reception on February 23 at 4 p.m. are asked to RSVP using the form below:
Contest Instructions and Resources
Drop by Drop video
This is the video resource for grades K-4. Please watch the video and discuss before the students complete the project.
Americans without water
This video resource is for grades 5-12. Students should watch the video prior to responding to the prompts given.
Below are links to some of the documents that high school students are invited to use in their essays:
Pastoral Statement by the California Conference of Catholic Bishops – God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common Home
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis on the Occasion of “World Water Day 2019”
Encyclical Letter Populorum Progressio