Welcome from the Chairman

Dear Friends in Christ,

Across the globe, war, natural disasters, political strife, extreme poverty, and human trafficking combine to affect families in ways often unimaginable. Families are separated by migration for long periods of time, sometimes indefinitely. A decrease in the availability of visas makes prompt reunification unrealistic. Unaccompanied minors are exploited. The difficult and expensive legal system keeps families apart.

The Catholic Relief Services Collection values families. It works to provide for their basic humanitarian needs, protect vulnerable children, reunite families, and encourage legislation that reflects the importance of family in society. The reach of this Collection spans the globe, helping families on every continent, with an array of ethnicities and backgrounds, addressing a myriad of needs. The Collection supports six Catholic agencies that prioritize the family and protect the life and dignity of each person.

Thank you for your support of Jesus in disguise. How will you help?

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Kevin J. Farrell
Chairman, USCCB Committee on National Collections