During the weekend of March 5-6, parishioners will have an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters overseas through the Catholic Relief Services Special Collection. The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts, which bring forth the corporal works of mercy such as feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked and sheltering the homeless. 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. This collection provides funding for Catholic Relief Services; the USCCB Offices of International Justice and Peace, Migration and Refugee Services, and Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees; relief work of the Holy Father; and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
For more information on how you can help Catholic Relief Services locally, contact the Office of Advocacy and Justice: 407-658-1818 x1084, firstname.lastname@example.org