Poverty

"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!