Catholic Relief Services invites the public to hear first-hand accounts of the organization’s work in Africa during the program titled “Turn Compassion into Action – Sharing the Global Mission of Our Church” on Thursday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Rosemont Auditorium of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Rosemont.

Participants will also discover easy-to-use, practical resources from CRS to enliven their parish community, and be able to network with other parish leaders and representatives.

The program begins at 6 p.m. with a simple supper at no cost.

The auditorium at St. Thomas is located at 1229 East Lancaster Avenue in Rosemont, next to the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 30, with easy access to I-476.

To register by June 7, contact Anne Ayella at or 267-262-8901.

The event is sponsored by Catholic Relief Servies’ Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region and Nutritional Development Services, with support from the Office for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees and the Office for Life, Family and Laity, both of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.