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CRS Resource Center / Centro de Recursos de CRS

This site categorizes all of the global solidarity, prayer and learning resources that Catholic Relief Services offers online. MORE >

Forming Community: the Sunday Homily

Videos from the "Preaching the Mystery of the Faith" conference assist clergy formation, provide professional development for teachers of homiletics, and improve techniques for teaching homiletics. MORE >

Liturgical Aids by Topic / Ayudas litúrgicas por tema

Resources for liturgy, including scriptural references, special occasions for prayer, sample intercessions, and preaching aids, are available for various topics. MORE >

Discovering Solidarity Through Mutual Encounter in Guatemala

Our parish and our sister parish in Guatemala mutually encounter, support, and pray for each other. MORE >

Praying and Acting to Fight Racism and Division

As the nation faced unrest after the Ferguson and New York City court decisions, we held a candlelight vigil and mass to pray for peace, justice and an end to racism. MORE >

Homilies Inspire Our Parish To Be Missionary Disciples

Our pastor uses the Sunday homily to reflect on the ways Scripture calls us to live our faith by loving God and neighbor. MORE >

As Executions Continue, Youth Pray For Life and Dignity

Our youth pro-life team organizes prayer for our parish community when an execution takes place. MORE >

Friendship With Visiting Priest Becomes A Parish-wide Cultural Embrace

When our parish befriended visiting priests from Ghana, we were motivated to start a project to understand and celebrate Ghanaian culture, as well as funding health care in Ghana. MORE >

Justice-themed Popular Religious Celebrations Lead To Wide Hispanic Engagement

We incorporate social justice concerns into many of the popular events that our people celebrate, such as holding a border Mass on e Día de los Muertos. MORE >

Social Justice Pilgrimages Help Students Live Call To Faith, Peace And Justice

Our students participate in social justice pilgrimages focusing on civil rights in the U.S. South, immigration on the border, and the conflict in the Holy Land. The students pray, reflect and learn before, during and after the pilgrimages. MORE >

Catholics Gather To Pray And Act For An End To Trafficking

Each year, Catholics in our Archdiocese gather on the World Day of Peace to pray and commit to action. The 2015 theme was human trafficking. MORE >

Seeking To Abolish The Death Penalty In Texas

We pray and advocate to stop the use of Capitol Punishment in the state of Texas. MORE >

Hispanic Encuentro For Formation, Leadership And Response

Our diocesan encuentro process aims to listen, learn, and respond to the pastoral needs of Hispanic Catholics in the areas of formation, youth and social justice. MORE >

Yakima Seminarians Take On "The Smell Of Their Sheep"

Our seminarians learn to take on "the smell of the sheep" through a ministry to accompany migrant workers in the fields. MORE >

Uniting A Community Through Reaching Out

We live the unity of the Body of Christ through reaching out in the community that surrounds our parish. MORE >

Sister Parishes Create Joyful International Friendships

Our parish partners with a parish in an impoverished region of El Salvador and forms bonds of friendship and solidarity. MORE >

Seminarians Visit Farms, Learn About Rural Challenges

As part of a Rural Ministry Practicum, seminarians visit farms and learn about the issues rural communities face. MORE >

We Fight Poverty In Nicaragua As Parish Partners

We learned an important lesson in solidarity when our partner parish in Nicaragua raised $300 to help us rebuild our own parish after Hurricane Katrina. MORE >

Young Adult Group Creates Space For Dialogue, Unity And Peace

Our cultural nights help foster unity in diversity. We share food, music, art, and customs and engage in discussion prompted by a movie about or from a specific culture. MORE >

Diocese Trains Rural Leaders For Discernment, Leadership, Evangelization And Social Justice

We responded to issues facing our rural communities by launching a leadership development institute including training in discernment, servant leadership, evangelization, and parish social ministry. MORE >

Medical Mission Leaves A Lifelong Impact

Our parish medical mission helps us encounter the people of El Salvador and make lasting lifestyle changes when we return. MORE >

Seminarians Follow The Path Of Migrants

Our religious order invites men in formation as brothers or for priesthood to participate in a summer immersion experience focused on migration. MORE >

Sant' Egidio Helps Children Become Socially And Globally Aware

Our Community of Sant' Egidio in Boston runs a children's afterschool program which organizes educational activities aimed at overcoming social barriers and pursuing peace. MORE >

Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Leads To Respect, Understanding

We collaborated with our Muslim brothers and sisters to host a dialogue and recitation of a covenant of respect, brotherhood and mutual love. MORE >

Our Youth Encounter Their Brothers And Sisters With Disabilities

Our youth ministry visits a gym to play sports with young women with disabilities. MORE >