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The Catholic Relief Services Collection

Happening in all parishes March 25-26, 2017. Resources for parish use.

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Resources for Catholic Response to Refugees & Migrants

The Church's social teachings tell us that all people have the right to live in conditions worthy of human life. We have compiled several resources for you to use in your community to live out in holiness our baptismal call to love our neighbor, especially our vulnerable refugee & migrant sisters and brothers.


CCHD Faith and Justice Internship in western Washington

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic, anti-poverty social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. This year, CCHD is offering a summer-time, local paid internship for Catholics within the Archdiocese of Seattle (western Washington) to help promote the important work of CCHD and to offer experience working with and on behalf of those in poverty. Application deadline is March 24.

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March 2017 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including March 2016.

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CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is a Catholic Relief Services Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. Resources for parishes, schools and families.


2017 Rice Bowl grants process is now open!

The 2017 grant process is now open through May 5, 2017. The Missions Office accepts grant applications from parishes, schools and organizations in western Washington that work toward the alleviation of hunger and poverty in the Archdiocese of Seattle area.

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2017 CCHD local grant application process is now open!

The 2017 local grant application process is open from March 1-May 5, 2017. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development supports projects which seek to change social, political or eco-nomic conditions that perpetuate poverty.

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Guatemala Immersion for Teachers, Catechists, and Youth Ministers - June 14-22, 2017

A Maryknoll and Catholic Relief Services Collaboration. The deadline is April 1.


Who Is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State

A pastoral letter from the Catholic bishops of Washington State, along with a study guide and a video, is available for online viewing and ordering. Suggested use: small group sharing during Lent.


Contests for children and youth 2016-2017


Syria and other global emergencies and CRS responses

Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.


Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change

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Advocacy: Sign up for Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP)

Learn how you can join other U.S. Catholics to defend the lives and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.


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