“Be mindful of the poor.”  Gal 2:10


“The principle of solidarity, also articulated in terms of “friendship” or “social charity,” is a direct demand of human and Christian brotherhood.  Socio-economic problems can be resolved only with the help of all the forms of solidarity:  solidarity of the poor among themselves, between rich and poor, of workers among themselves, between employers and employees in a business, solidarity among nations and peoples.  International solidarity is a requirement of the moral order; world peace depends in part upon this.  Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1939, 1941


St. Charles Parish promotes solidarity with the poor overseas through a variety of programs:

  • Haiti Committee
  • Fair Trade Committee
  • Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Kaufmann in the parish office by phone at 703.527.5500, by email at akaufmann@stcharleschurch.org