Projects to Strengthen the Church in the Holy Land

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 stay."
-- Benedict XVI, Interview, August 5, 2006