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



The ecological crisis is an invitation to ecological conversion and the AOE is organising a Short Retreat / Advent Recollection.

Date: 30th November 2019

Time: 9 AM to 5 PM

Venue: St Anthony's Chapel (Creation Chapel), Margalle Lake, Uttan (next to Judicial Academy), Uttan-Gorai Road, Bhayandar 401106 

Registration Charges: Rs 100/- per participant

Contact the AOE for more details and register at [email protected] by 24th November 2019.

Planned common transport to and from Bhayandar station.


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)