The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provides aid to the Holy Land through Catholic Relief Services (CRS), its official relief
and development agency. Along with CRS, the Franciscan Foundation for
the Holy Land, the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, the
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and the Holy Land
Christian Ecumenical Foundation provide important services to Christians
in the Holy Land.
The USCCB provides materials for use by parishes and dioceses who
wish to raise awareness of the plight of our Christian brothers and
sisters in Palestine and to offer ways to assist them.
Sample Appeal Letter
Sample Parish Bulletin Announcement
Print Ready Flyer on Aid Agencies in the Holy Land (PDF)
Prayer/Study Resource. . .
"I think it is important to remind ourselves about the Eastern
Christians because there is the present danger of them emigrating, these
Christians who have always been an important minority living in a
fruitful relationship with the surrounding reality. There is a great
danger that these places where Christianity had its origins will be left
without Christians. I think we need to help them a lot so that they can
-- Benedict XVI, Interview, August 5, 2006