encountering our faith
“A parish reaching beyond its own members and beyond national boundaries is a truly ‘catholic’ parish. An important role for the parish is to challenge and encourage every believer to greater global solidarity.” Called to Global Solidarity International Challenges for U.S. Parishes, U.S. Catholic Conference, 1997
“A parish reaching beyond its own members and beyond national boundaries is a truly ‘catholic’ parish. An important role for the parish is to challenge and encourage every believer to greater global solidarity.”
Called to Global Solidarity International Challenges for U.S. Parishes, U.S. Catholic Conference, 1997
CRS Parish Engagement
Catholic Relief Services offers programs and resources suitable for children and families. Help plant the seeds of global discipleship at a young age and in family life with tools that engage, inspire and transform. LEARN MORE
CRS FoodFast is a hunger awareness experience for Catholic youth. By spending time reflecting on the experience of people who go hungry—through prayer, art, social media and discussion—Catholic youth deepen their faith and strengthen their resolve to bring change to our world!
Developed in collaboration with the Center for Ministry Development, CRS FoodFast offers resources for three retreat themes: ENOUGH, JUST FOOD, and UNCOMMON GOOD. Five flexible formats allow parishes, schools and families to participate fully in this exciting experience. LEARN MORE
Through the sacraments, we encounter Jesus Christ’s presence in the Church community, his body. We are then inspired to be sent in mission to engage in concrete, loving action in the world. Catholic Relief Services offers resources to connect sacramental preparation to our vibrant social tradition. LEARN MORE
Holy Family, Refugee Family: Digital Advent Retreat
In Advent, we prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus at Christmas. Use this retreat to take some time out of the busyness of the season to pause and reflect on how we can welcome Christ into the world today.
CRS Education is excited to offer a way to help empower youth to get involved in advocating for the rights of our most vulnerable brothers and sisters all around the world. The Advocacy Education toolkit provides concrete ways to pray, learn, and act to create change in our world.
Turn on the Light
Answering the Gospel’s call to care for those who are suffering, Catholic Relief Services is working to eradicate human trafficking with 145 projects worldwide. Led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we’re pressing governments to strengthen and enforce anti-trafficking laws.
Catholic Schools Week 2017
At their core, Catholic schools are called to serve the poor and vulnerable, uphold the dignity of human life and form disciples who bring about justice. In light of this call, the National Catholic Educational Association and Catholic Relief Services have come together in partnership to create a FREE "Syrian Refugee Toolkit" for download and use during Catholic Schools Week 2017.