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. The CRS collection was scheduled to be taken up in the parishes of our diocese during the weekend of March 21-22, 2020. With the cancellation of weekend Masses through March 29 due to coronavirus, the CRS collection in parishes will be rescheduled for later this year. If you wish to donate now safely and securely online through CRS, please click the Give Now button.
Read Bishop Walkowiak’s letter to parishioners
The funds collected support Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts including 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. Please give as generously as you are able to this year’s collection.
CRS and our Catholic values
Support for Catholic Relief Services: A statement of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
CRS upholds Catholic teaching and values (CRS)