Global Solidarity Team

Global Solidarity Team: 

Our Mission

We commit to the Catholics Confront Global Poverty initiative formulated by Catholic Relief Services.  We strive to educate, involve and mobilize the Catholics in the Diocese of San Jose to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.  We advocate for our legislators to act in response to the many faces of poverty.

Who Are We?

We are a group of committed volunteers: doctors, nurses, liturgists, fair trade ambassadors, teachers, community activists; all offering our skills and talents to assist parishes, schools, and our local community to embrace the values of solidarity with the poor throughout our world.  We have traveled to developing nations and would like to share our stories.

What Can We Do?

The Global Solidarity Team (GST) will empower Catholics in the Diocese of San Jose who want to help confront global poverty. We will support and encourage prayer in support of the important work of CRS and provide the means to advocate with public officials for policies and programs that help poor persons and communities to help themselves. The GST will also assist the parishes and other Catholic groups implementing programs in support of this goal and of CRS.

Contact us.  We’re here to help!

CLICK HERE for an informative brochure.


CRS Global Fellow

  • Father Walter Suarez, CRS Global Fellow
  • Deacon Steve Herrera, CRS Global Fellow
  • Deacon Ruben Solorio, CRS Global Fellow
  • Deacon Ron Hansen, CRS Global Fellow
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