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! 



January 2019

1 World Day of Peace: Prayers and activities about peace 
6 Epiphany: Prayer that we may recognize Christ like the Magi did
6-12 National Migration Week: Resources from Justice for Immigrants (USCCB)  


Jan 27-Feb 2 National Catholic Schools Week: Activities  
8 International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking: Prayers, activities, handouts


6 Ash Wednesday: Lenten faith formation from CRS Rice Bowl
22 World Water Day: Catechetical activities on the theme of water
24 Feast of Saint Oscar Romero: Prayers, activities, handouts


21 Easter Sunday: Prayers 
22 Earth Day: Resources About Care for God's Creation
28 Divine Mercy Sunday: Resources about mercy  


First Communion season begins: Reflection for first communicants/families
1 Feast of St. Joseph the Worker: Feast day meme for social media


9 Pentecost Sunday: Pentecost feast day meme for social media
20 World Refugee Day: What you should know and how to take action


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


Advocacy: Connect with your members of Congress


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


4 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: Resources about Care for God's Creation 
Respect Life Month: Resources about Life and Dignity of the Human Person


22 Thanksgiving: Prayers


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