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Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) 2012 Appeal
On Sunday November 18th, all the parishes in the Diocese of Honolulu will take up a second collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Below are resources for this year's CCHD appeal.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is made possible by the generous support of Catholics in the United States, especially through an annual parish collection. Our local office facilitates the annual collection on behalf of the USCCB. CCHD's grants to local anti-poverty efforts are screened, awarded and monitored in close partnership with the local office. CCHD grants to groups in a local community require the explicit approval of the bishop of that diocese.
CCHD is an instrument of the Catholic Church working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers
a hand up, not a hand out.
It has a complementary mission of educating on poverty and its causes. This dual pastoral strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of the Scriptures and
the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
CCHD also provides the Catholic faithful with concrete opportunities to live out the love of God and neighbor in ways that express our baptismal call and continuing Eucharistic transformation.
Rev. Robert Stark, SSS
St. Stephen Diocesan Center
Toll Free: 877.263.8855, Ext. 702