Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS is the official international relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community. The CRS provides emergency supplies to families in other countries following disasters and assists with food, water, and housing. In poverty stricken areas of the world, CRS provides better agricultural practices, public health information, microloans to help individuals or groups wanting to start a business, and a number of other ways of helping people to help themselves. CRS operates in more than 90 countries. For more information go to http://crs.org/
To help parishes learn about other countries and the ways in which CRS is involved, CRS provides priests & deacons to speak at weekend liturgies. Several parishes in the Diocese of Davenport have taken advantage of this program in the past and all have been pleased with the result, including the response by parishioners. These priests and deacons are called Global Fellows.
To invite a Global Fellow to your parish or community. Contact us at 410-951-7336 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or click here
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, (Bishops Letter for 2017 Collection)
At this time of year we have the opportunity to reflect on how we have responded to the Gospel call to serve Jesus through the poor and vulnerable around the world. The theme for the Catholic Relief Services collection which is held on March 11-12 is to help Jesus in Disguise. The collection supports six Catholic organizations: More...