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Turn In Your Rice Bowls!

Thank you for making a difference this Lent! As we come to the closing of Lent, your parish/school has prayed, fasted, and given alms through Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice…

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Christmas as a Community

Living the Gospel through Social Outreach Social outreach is an integral part of the Catholic identity at St. Teresa of Avila Parish. Reaching out to those in need, no…

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Warehouse Workers Achieve Justice

“My workplace was unheated. When the polar vortex hit, it was as cold inside the warehouse as it is outside. I had to wear so many layers of clothes…

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Casa Catalina and CRS Rice Bowl

Maria’s Story Maria first came to Casa Catalina when her husband was arrested and put in detention because he was undocumented. Maria’s family had recently moved from California and…

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Emergency Appeal for Chile

Catholic Relief Services is accepting donations to help those in Chile affected by the powerful earthquake that struck the South American country on Saturday. CRS will be supporting the…

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Enter the Rice Bowl Challenge!

Win $2000 for your parish or school! We’re so excited to be offering TWO $2000 grants through our 2014 Rice Bowl Challenge! Your parish or school could be recognized…

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Benefit Concert to Aid the Phillipines

Enjoy an evening with a distinguished choice of some of the loveliest examples of Classical, and Romantic music. The Program: • French art song sung by Elizabeth Doyle, Soprano…

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Dreams Come True in Parent Mentor Program

As the group of first graders from Chicago’s Public Peter Reinberg School practiced writing about their futures, their teacher pacing the room, a new kind of helper could be…

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Young Leaders Grow a Garden of Peace

What does a neighborhood located in a food desert do when healthy food choices are not easily accessible? Urban farming of course! The Life Directions’ Peaceable Garden Project sits…

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God’s Praises Tell and Rice Bowl

Joanna Arellano, Catholic Relief Services Coordinator for Chicago, and Bethany Collins, Office for Peace and Justice Intern, were recently on Relevant Radio Chicago’s God’s Praises Tell. Host, Andrew Lyke…

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The Year of Faith

The Year of Faith is the perfect time to revive your faith life and grow spiritually.

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