The Catholic Services Relief collection was taken up in parishes of our diocese March 18-19.

Read Bishop Walkowiak’s CRS letter to parishioners

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“Whenever you give, your offering is multiplied by thousands of Catholics, bringing Christ’s love through rescue and relief activities to the most vulnerable and marginalized people on earth,” said Bishop James Wall of Gallup, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on National Collections.

If you missed the opportunity to give in your parish March 18-19 and would still like to participate with a donation, please click the button below to visit the CRS website and give online:

Give Online

In addition to providing support for Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ international relief and development agency, the collection also funds programs of several other ministries, including: the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the Holy Father’s Relief Fund, the USCCB’s Department of Migration and Refugee Services for refugee resettlement; the Department of International Justice and Peace, which advocates for the rights and protection of suffering people worldwide; and the USCCB’s Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, for evangelization and ministry among immigrants and itinerant communities in the United States.

Read more below about the CRS collection and how the funds you donate are put to use:

In response to the Gospel call to love others as God loves us, the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) collection funds Catholic agencies that work for the respect and benefit of our brothers and sisters around the world. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for the poor; legal and support services for poor immigrants; peace and reconciliation work for people suffering from violence; and advocacy on behalf of the powerless.

CRS and our Catholic values

Support for Catholic Relief Services:
Catholic Relief Services collection reveals Christ’s love to the world’s most vulnerable (USCCB)

A statement of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
CRS upholds Catholic teaching and values (CRS)

Additional resources

About the CRS collection | Why Give to CRS? | The CRS Collection: Help Jesus in Disguise