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Celebrate Mother's Day

Celebrate mothers around the world by ensuring they have the skills, opportunities, and knowledge to help their families thrive. This Mother's Day, give a gift that every mom wants, the knowledge that her children will live in safe communities where they can thrive, especially during the continued pandemic.

Say "Happy Mother's Day" to brave and strong women around the world and help Catholic Relief Services provide relief for those who need it most:

CRS Rice Bowl

If you participated in CRS Rice Bowl this Lent, you took part in supporting over 159 million people in more than 100 countries. Your prayer, fasting and almsgiving make incredible changes for those who need it most. #CRSRiceBowl donations provide essentials for mothers to take care of their babies, seed for families to grow gardens to help their families stay healthy and so much more. What you have given changes the path of lives around the world. ​If you haven't had time to donate yet or aren't sure where to send in your alms, here is the link: Support CRS Rice Bowl. ​From the Diocesan Office of Missins, everyone at CRS, and those we all serve around the world, thank you.

World Mission Rosary

As we especially reflect upon the Sorrowful Mysteries this Lent, join in praying a rosary for missionaries all over the world and those they serve.  Each color of the World Mission Rosary represents a different region, from the rich greens of Africa to the yellow of the rising sun in the Far East.  Free rosaries are available to all. Contact the Office of Missions for more information. Learn more.

Mass Cards and Enrollment

We offer many ways to honor your loved ones.  They include enrollment in the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for individuals and families, as well as Masses of remembrance.   Masses will be said for your loved ones by missionaries around the world.

For more information, contact the Office of Missions.

Learn more.


"It's not just charity. It's change."

A direct way to help missions around the world is through Missio, a connection with Pope Francis' missions around the world.

You can choose the project to which you would like to contribute, whether it's assisting religious sisters as they combat COVID-19 in Kenya, supporting a children's village in El Salvador, or growing a parish farm in the Philippines. Learn more and Donate today.

CRS Downloadable Prayer Book

Join together in prayer with this downloadable prayer book from Catholic Relief Services. It includes some of the basic prayers of the Catholic Church, such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Nicene Creed, accompanied by images of our brothers and sisters around the world.


Contact Us:

Office of Missions / CRS
Ms. Yvonne Borelli-Chace, Director
510 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04103