The Archdiocesan Office for Environment, AOE, is a forum set up in end-2013 by the Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay.  AOE is dedicated to the cause of environment conservation with an emphasis on creating awareness about climate change in the community.

AOE collaborates closely with:
  • Office of Human Development / Climate Change Desk - Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (OHD/CCD-FABC)
  • Institute for Community Organisation Research (ICOR)
  • Justice and Peace Commission (JPC)
  • Diocesan Youth Centre (DYC)
  • Diocesan Catechetical Centre (DCC)


  • Joseph Gonsalves - Head   
  • Deepika Singh - Secretary
  • Yolanda D'Silva - Staff
  • Shawna N Rebello - Website


Resources for the 2020 Season of Creation are available for download on the AOE homepage.

To celebrate the Laudato Si' Special Anniversary Year and Word Environment Day on 5th June, a music video - “LAUDATO SI' – THE SONG” has been released to create an awareness about the papal document and a love for creation. 

2020 Theme - Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope

The Season of Creation begins every year on 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care for Creation, and ends on the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi on 4th October.  It is a time to heal and renew our relationship with our common home through prayer and action.  This year’s Season of Creation considers the integral relationship between rest for the Earth (i.e. Jubilee cf. Leviticus 25:11-12), and ecological, economic, social, and political ways of living.

The AOE has collaboratively developed several resources to serve as a springboard for making this season more meaningful; do download, share and use - don't forget to send in your feedback:

  1. Reflections on Aqua Fons Vitae - an e-booklet containing a reflection, activity and prayer for each day of the Season of Creation
  2. Holy Hour for September 2020
  3. Laudato Si' Session on 'Towards a New Lifestyle'
  4. Pastoral Letter by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo - President, Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences
  5. Prayer Service
  6. Alternative Prayer Service
  7. Care for Creation Reflection Video Series


The Greening of the Archdiocese of Bombay begins
1st September 2018...

All Parishes/Institutions are requested to email information on their greening initiatives as per the format linked here to [email protected] every month (September 2018 onwards)