"I want a Church which is poor and for the poor."
-Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

January is Poverty Awareness Month!

During Poverty Awareness Month, join the U.S. Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis' challenge to live in solidarity with the poor! In addition to the calendar below, longer daily reflections are also available. Share this liturgical aid with parish leaders to incorporate Poverty Awareness Month into the liturgy. All of these resources are also en Español. You can sign up to have the daily reflections emailed to you during Poverty Awareness Month!

Use this Poverty Awareness Month logo (JPEG) to share the month with others!

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WeAreSaltAndLight.org  
Visit We are Salt and Light for resources to pray, reach out, learn and act together to put faith in action to address poverty and other issues. Includes 100+ resources, 100+ success stories, and a self-assessment tool with resource recommendations to strengthen weak areas.

CRS - Lead the Way 
An initiative of  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) with support from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.