In response to the Gospel call to love others as we love God, 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 will be taken up in the parishes of our diocese the weekend of March 30-31, 2019. 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.

Bishop Walkowiak’s letter to parishioners
(English | Español)

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)

Additional resources
About the CRS collection | Why Give to CRS? | The CRS Collection: Help Jesus in Disguise
Collection to help serve vulnerable and marginalized people to be held on March 31 (USCCB news release)