Catholic Relief Services Parish Ambassador Corps

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Ambassadors of hope — to the parish, to the world

Catholics across the country are hungering for new ways to live their faith — to encounter and respond to suffering people around the world. These disciples of Christ seek to put into practice the teachings of the Church by breaking through what Pope Francis calls the “globalization of indifference.” And they want to inspire their parish communities to act on our faith by caring for people in need.

Sound like you? Then you might be called to join the Catholic Relief Services Parish Ambassador Corps. CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners with a passion for global solidarity who, with the blessing of their pastor, help strengthen the parish's outreach ministry by organizing global discipleship activities in their parish. As a Parish Ambassador, you will reflect more deeply on the spiritual roots of our call to care for those in need through two annual diocesan retreats. And you’ll network with others in your parish and diocese who are passionate about global issues and be connected to a larger Catholic community of ambassadors around the country. You’ll also have access to CRS webinars about our work overseas, including updates on urgent global events.

For more information, please see our informational flyer.

What Do CRS Parish Ambassadors Do?

CRS Parish Ambassadors coordinate three global solidarity initiatives a year that help their fellow parishioners respond the Gospel call to care for those in need by helping our most vulnerable brothers and sisters overseas. Check out the list of CRS’ programs and resources to see which three initiatives might best suit your parish community.

Three Parish Engagements a Year Make a World of Difference

Contact Us For More Information

We are piloting the Parish Ambassador Corps in the dioceses of Seattle, Cleveland and Boston beginning in the fall of 2015 and will begin offering the program in other dioceses in future months. If you live in another diocese, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as we have additional information about the program’s continued expansion.