A delegation from the Archdiocese of New Orleans prays together before visiting their government representatives to lobby for issues important to Catholics in Louisiana and across the nation. Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

Our Current Prayer

Photo by Phillip Laubner/CRS

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As Catholics, we recognize that prayer is of the utmost importance. In our mission to act with the Church to help the poor overseas, we begin with prayer. 



Let Us Come to the Table


Even in our wealth,

we are poor and needy.

Even in our strength,

we can’t save ourselves.


We depend on our God

and he provides what we need

if we are willing to accept it

with humble and contrite hearts.


Therefore, let us come to the table

with appetites for our Lord,

with thirst for our good God,

with thanks and praise

to our Father in heaven.





Light a Virtual Votive

"In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity."

— Pope Francis

Light a candle and say a prayer for your loved ones and our brothers and sisters around the world. Your intentions will be remembered at Mass offered in St. Stephen's Chapel at Catholic Relief Services world headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.