Resources for Ministry Through the Year

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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! 

 


 

January 2018

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


February 

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


March

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


April

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


May

20 Pentecost Sunday: Learn about how to speak with one voice on behalf of migrants and refugees

First Communion season begins: Reflection for first communicants/families  


June 

20 World Refugee Day: Community engagement ideas 


July

14 Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Reflection and education about why we care for creation 

Time to prep for the school year. See our Catholic social teaching videos and lessons


August 

Advocacy August Recess: Set up a meeting with your member of Congress and check out these tips for a successful meeting 


September 

3 Labor Day: Prayers and activities about the theme of work
5 Saint Mother Teresa feast day


October 

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

Canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero 
Diocesan and national Share the Journey pilgrimages 
Fair Trade Month: Learn about fair and ethical trade 
Respect Life Month: Resources about Life and Dignity of the Human Person


November 

Diocesan and national Share the Journey pilgrimages 
22 Thanksgiving: Prayers


December 

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

 

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