The news was shared by a letter dated Oct. 24 to Archbishop Charles Chaput from CRS’ retiring President and CEO Carolyn Woo.
“We are deeply grateful to you and the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for your generous contribution to Catholic Relief Services,” Woo wrote. The gift will have an impact on CRS’ ability “to touch lives and make profound changes to those we serve around the world,” she added.
The contribution through the Rice Bowl collection, held each year in many parishes and schools throughout Lent, supports the work of CRS to create agricultural programs, help families prevent disease, provide maternal care and improve the health of vulnerable children.
Since 1943 CRS has been the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic bishops.
Woo expressed gratitude to the archbishop for his “steadfast support of our mission and leading the faithful in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and marginalized people overseas.”
In a time to build, CatholicPhilly.com connects people and communities
As society emerges from the loss and separation of the pandemic, CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you join in our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community.
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103