Resources for Ministry Through the Year

Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS

Catholic Relief Services offers an array of resources for ministry about global solidarity. The list below highlights specific resources that connect to liturgical seasons, feast days, and other days or events. This calendar is updated on an ongoing basis, so please check back! 

September 2017

4 Labor Day: Prayers and activities about the theme of work
5 Saint Mother Teresa feast day
27 Pope Francis launches Share the Journey global migration campaign 


4 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: Resources about Care for God's Creation 

7-13 Share the Journey migration campaign Week of Prayer and Action

Fair Trade Month: Learn about fair and ethical trade 
Respect Life Month: Resources about Life and Dignity of the Human Person


19 World Day of the Poor: Resources for Prayer and Liturgy
23 Thanksgiving: Prayers 


3 Advent begins: Advent activities and reflections
12 Our Lady of Guadalupe: Prayer  and infographic
16 Las Posadas begins: Video (En Español)
25 Christmas: Prayers  

January 2018

1 World Day of Peace: Prayers and activities about peace 
7-13 National Migration Week: Resources from Justice for Immigrants (USCCB)  


Jan 28-Feb 3 National Catholic Schools Week: Activities
14 Ash Wednesday: Lenten faith formation from CRS Rice Bowl  


22 World Water Day: Catechetical activities on the theme of water
24 Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero: Prayers, activities, handouts


1 Easter Sunday: Prayers 
8 Divine Mercy Sunday: Resources about mercy  
22 Earth Day: Resources about Care for God's Creation  



20 Pentecost Sunday: Catechetical activity about Pentecost and solidarity

First Communion season begins: Reflection for first communicants/families