LCRA continues to provide funding for the projects endorsed by local bishops and religious community superiors in Lithuania and its diaspora since 1961. These projects include spirituality and religious educational programs of parishes and dioceses. Support to Catholic media, leadership training programs in parishes and dioceses, youth camp programs where children were spiritually strengthened and inspired during the summer. Direct support for elderly through programs and for the disaster relief. In 2020 LCRA supported 148 projects. Follow the projects carried out by the LCRA on Facebook and get the latest news by subscribing through our website. We invite you to participate with your donations, prayers, or any acts of kindness to Catholic outreach projects sponsored by the LCRA to bring Christian values into the lives of others. In a picture gallery below you can view the recent projects supported by Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid, Inc.
Betzata Community Mission is to build a community-based living community with people with disabilities that will be an open reception / meeting place for anyone with or without disabilities to cultivate their gifts and share them.
A community that would become a place for personal change and a testimony to the value of each person to society. LCRA is a proud sponsor of Betzata community.
Children who grow up too fast…
Story of the St. John's Foster Home in Lithuania.
Children living here are given hope and a second chance in life. All children here come from various traumatized backgrounds. And while no one can erase them from the hearts of wounded children they can experience the joy of childhood as well as getting ready to go back into society as fully-fledged citizens. By supporting LCRA you support many of these initiatives that make our world a better place.
Doctors help in case of illness, but where do we go in case of bereavement? What can help us to make up for the loss of our most precious baby? What do you do when your family's hope for a healthy baby with a beautiful smile is shattered? When doctors are no longer able to help, people entrust their
injured hearts to the staff of the Kaunas Archdiocese High-risk Pregnancy
Center. "There are many tears in the beginning. People come
frightened and isolated in their sadness. But we give them the opportunity to break out of their darkness and despair, to be freed and healed," says Aušra Bačėnė, coordinator of the High-risk Pregnancy Program.
With the support of Lithuanian Catholic Religious Aid, couples in
high-risk pregnancies are counseled by psychologists and given the
opportunity to attend Rachel's Vineyard retreat which enables them to learn how to cope and live with bereavement after an abortion, miscarriage or an unexpected death of a child.