Nov. 20 and 21 CCHD Collection serves ‘least and vulnerable among us’

November 15, 2021

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) provides members of the Archdiocesan community the opportunity to participate in the Gospel call to serve the least and vulnerable.

The 50th annual parish collection, scheduled for Galveston-Houston parishes on Nov. 21 and 22, provides funding for grants to local efforts which address issues of poverty, housing, worker rights, public safety and community engagement.

The collection is a tangible aspect of Catholic social teaching, which is the foundation of the Catholic faith. It allows the opportunity to put into practice Catholic teachings and beliefs regarding the dignity of the human person, the gift of and care for all of creation, economic justice and the common good.

Pope Francis said, “Before all else, the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others and to go forth from ourselves to seek the good of others.”

As the global pandemic and economic suffering that has accompanied the pandemic continue, it is more important than ever for members of the faith community to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ “to bring good news to the poor, liberty to captives, new sight to the blind and to set the oppressed free” (Lk 4:18).