Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
May God bless you! This weekend, parishes
take up the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection. Your support of this collection assists some of the most marginalized communities all over the globe.
In rural communities Afghanistan, for example, children have limited access to education because of distance and the danger of commuting to public schools. In a remote village in Ghor, one of the poorest provinces of the Afghanistan, an estimated 80% of adults are illiterate, and the illiteracy rate is even higher for women. Most villagers are farmers who never attended school. The closest school is distant and the road too dangerous for young children to attend.
Donations to CRS help bring community-
based classroom to this remote village and make
it possible for the children to attend school, which
has offered them a more hopeful and secure future. For the last 15 years, these efforts have helped more than 23,000 students build lives that are more prosperous.
Your support of this collection makes a difference for so many in need around the globe. Please prayerfully consider your donation this year.
Thank you for your generosity. To learn more about the collection and the people who benefit, please visit www.usccb.org/catholic-relief.
Sincerely yours in our Lord,
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
Archbishop of Louisville