LCRA Administrator – Salvijus Kungys
LCRA Administrator’s Assistant – Josephina Senken
LCRA Board of Directors 2017 – 2018
Msgr. Edmundas Putrimas – President ex-officio
Bishop Paul A. Baltakis, OFM – I vice-president ex-officio
Archbishop Gintaras Grušas – II vice-president ex-officio
Milda Palubinskas – III vice-president
Rev. John Puodžiūnas, OFM – Finance Committee Chairperson
Dr. Algirdas Lukoševičius – Treasurer
Jūratė Žukauskienė– Recording and corporate secretary
Monika Sabalis – Nominating Committee Chairperson
Rev. Gintaras Jonikas
Rev. Raimundas Bukauskas, OFM
Tadas Gintautas Dabšys
Rev. Nerijus Šmerauskas
Rev. Vytautas Volertas
Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid was founded in 1961 to support the clergy, the faithful, and dissidents in Soviet-occupied Lithuania. In the 1970′s and 80′s It was instrumental in the translation and dissemination of the Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania (which tracked human rights abuses and religious dissent in Lithuania), sent much religious and humanitarian aid to persecuted Lithuanian Catholics, and supported the Lithuanian Information Center, a news-dissemination service about soviet-occupied Lithuania.
Since the re-assertion of Lithuanian independence in 1990, LCRA has helped the Catholic Church in Lithuania rebuild. Those who safeguarded their faith through years of persecution are now free to worship, and many more are able to re-discover the faith from which they were separated during 50 years of state-enforced atheism.
LCRA supports Catholic religious, educational and social outreach projects in Lithuania and its diaspora. Recent projects include aid to retired religious, funds for retreats and faith-based summer camps, support to childrens’ centers and care for the elderly.