Global Solidarity: Charity begins at home. But as Christians, we are called to reach beyond our individual households and neighborhoods, and to live in spiritual solidarity with our brothers and sisters in our larger community and throughout the world. And as Catholics, we are given unique opportunities to make these broader connections through Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official global outreach ministry of the U.S. Catholic Church.
Each month, this web page will feature different areas of the world where CRS is serving the poor and vulnerable. This will help us to learn more about these people, to express our solidarity with them, and to specifically pray for them both at home and at Mass.
This Global Solidarity page will also contain information about:
- CRS Global Emergency Responses to natural or human-made disasters that may occur and call for our immediate attention
- Rice Bowl – Our Lenten almsgiving opportunity to support the work of CRS
- Bread for the World Corpus Christi Offering of Letters – our annual opportunity to join with other parishes and congregations in advocating Congress on behalf of the hungry
- Fair Trade Sales – to help bring consumers into right relationships with producers in other countries
We encourage you to check this page and the parish bulletin regularly for these opportunities to be the compassionate face of Christ to the world.
Putting Our Faith into Action, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Global Solidarity Ambassador for St. Thomas Aquinas: Jacqueline Griswold, 317-254-9646, firstname.lastname@example.org