The Mission Department of Catholic Charities engages parishes and the wider community with our programs and provides parishes and others with assistance and resources to do the works of charity and justice. Mission staff work with local schools, parishes, organizations and other non-profits to educate on community issues, and provide tools to strengthen each individual’s voice. We hold workshops on Catholic Social Teaching and current social issues. We organize refugee camp simulations with local schools to help young people better understand the challenges faced by millions worldwide on their quest to a new life in a new home.
The Mission Department also manages and awards local grants through Archdiocesan collections for Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Opportunities for Life. We manage the Prison and Re-Entry Ministry for the Archdicoese of Louisville, provding support to all who minister to the residents of prisons and jails.
“Catholic Charities is the engine of the church that organizes love.”
– Pope Francis