Pastoral Ministry

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) committee evaluates national and local grant applicants and monitors recipient activities for organizations that seek to attack the causes of poverty by empowering the low-income community. Twenty-five percent of the annual collection each November remains in the Diocese of Helena to fund the program and local projects.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development: www.usccb.org/…

Aid to the Needy

It is funded through the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA). The Aid-to-the-Needy Committee helps evaluate and award grants to direct-service organizations and funds parishes for emergency assistance requests.

Native American Outreach Ministry (NAOM)

This program aims to continue to identify, establish and deepen relationships with the American Indian Catholics living in the urban areas of the Diocese of Helena, and to help address specific concerns that impact the urban American Indian communities.

Catholic Relief Services

The Pastoral Services Office coordinates programs of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) programs, including the annual Operation Rice Bowl collection during Lent.

Catholic Relief Services: www.catholicrelief.org