"I want a Church which is poor and for the poor." -Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Maryland places the poverty line at $24,300 for a family of four as of 2018.
9.4% of Marylanders (553,000) are below the poverty line; one of the lowest in the nation, but in Baltimore City that number jumps to 23.1%. Within the Black and Hispanic communities that number is 27.6 % and 24.4 % respectively.
Cathedral serves those experiencing poverty in many ways, especially through partnerships with these organizations:
- Catholic Charities of Baltimore
- GECDO CARES: Eviction Prevention & Utilities assistance
- Immaculate Conception in Druid Hill
- Mother Seton Academy
- St. Charles Borromeo in Haiti
We hope you will join us for these efforts!