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
CRS Rice Bowl - Youth in Solidarity Resources
The Youth in Solidarity Resource is what you need in your classroom or youth group this Lent. The destination is up to you, but no matter where you take your class or group this Lent, your youth will have the opportunity to, as Pope Francis encourages us, encounter a brother or sister who lives a life very different from their own.
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.
CRS Ethical Trade
CRS Ethical Trade is a celebration of the dignity of work. It’s a community of fair trade believers dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable by choosing to consume differently. Together, we’re creating a better world through education, advocacy and conscientious purchasing. Your ethical trade journey starts here!
Catholic Schools Week 2017
At their core, Catholics 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 Children Toolkit."