Parishes throughout the Diocese of Trenton will take up a second collection to benefit the Catholic Relief Services at all Masses the weekend of March 13-14.

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 from 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. They include the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for international relief and development; Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) for refugee resettlement; Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) for immigration legal services; Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development (JPHD)for advocacy; Holy Father’s Relief Fund for emergency relief, and Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Churchfor evangelization and ministry.

By supporting The Catholic Relief Services Collection, you help these organizations build richer lives for faithful around the world.

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