The Corporal Works of Mercy call us to honor Christ by serving our sisters and brothers in need. In Matthew 25:35, Jesus indicates that every time we feed the hungry or give drink to the thirsty, we are serving him directly. That is an incredible privilege!
The 2023 Annual Fund Drive offers you a special opportunity to share in that holy privilege. Your generosity will allow Catholic ministries to respond quickly and effectively in the wake of natural disasters. It will also help provide food, water, housing, Catholic education and other urgent relief to vulnerable children and families around the world.
See the wonderful impact your compassion makes — and learn how you can continue to bless needy families through the Corporal Works of Mercy.
One way you feed the hungry is by helping Cross Catholic Outreach ship Vitafood to countries in the developing world. Vitafood is nutritious, delicious and a cost-effective way to end hunger. We are positioned to provide millions of meals each year, and your gift to the Annual Fund Drive will make that mission a success!
When Hurricane Fiona devastated the Dominican Republic last year, thousands of people lost everything. With help from U.S. Catholics, we were able to respond without delay, supplying food, blankets and other emergency items. Your support will provide Catholic disaster relief through our ministry partners worldwide.
Use it for reflections and notes to grow in your spiritual life. You’ll also receive a prayer request form to mail back so that we can pray for your needs. In effect, this creates a spiritual bridge to connect you to our sisters and brothers in Christ in the developing world!
Cross Mission Partners also receive a semiannual Mission Update with news, insights and information about the good work and accomplishments made possible by your support.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.