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Christ to the Poor and the Poor to Christ

Fr. Pat Cosgrove, President and Founder, explains Chalice’s core purpose.

We are honoured that you have agreed to host a Chalice Corpus Christi appeal in your parish. Your ‘yes’ connects your parish with over 100 parishes across Canada, joining together to living out our Eucharistic call to love and serve the poor.

We support children and elders in:




developing countries


sponsor sites

Quick Facts


sponsored children and elders


family circles worldwide


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Speakers Resources

How we carry out our mission: Family Funding

Our Family Funding sponsorship model is unique in Canada.The premise is simple: the child’s parent or guardian (usually their mother) knows what the child needs best. Therefore, the child’s sponsorship funds are deposited directly into their bank account, which Chalice helps them to open. . Each month, parents meet in ‘family circles’ of about 20 with a Chalice field worker. At these meetings, they account for their spending, create group savings, engage in microloans, and even form small businesses. These groups are a place of prayer, support and solidarity. They demonstrate to Chalice what needs to be done to improve the future of each child, family and community.

Chalice and Luke 9:11-17 | Fr. Pat Cosgrove

Fr. Pat offers his homiletic take on the Lucan miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish.

Why Corpus Christi? | Fr. Pat Cosgrove

We help authenticate the actions of loving kindness that reflect the presence of Christ who comes to us in the Eucharist.

Hope in Action: Chalice around the world

Faith in Action | Living out our purpose at home and abroad

Hear from sponsor site directors, deacon speakers and field workers about how Chalice helps them to become the hands and feet of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Active Hope | Stories of our impact in La Paz, Bolivia

High in the mountains of La Paz, Bolivia, our Guadalupe sponsor site brings solidarity, family support and reinvigorated hope to the sponsored children.

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For a Brighter Tondo | Stories of our Impact in Manila

Anthony and Realyn, sponsored children in our Tondo sponsor site, describe their challenges, their pandemic experience, and the hope that Chalice has brought into their young lives.


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Sponsorship gives hope! Become a sponsor today

Sponsorship gives every child the opportunity to shine.


How can I spread the word in my parish about Chalice’s Corpus Christi appeal?

 We’ve created promotional materials for you to download and use in your parish. Thank you for helping us invite more parishioners to the event!

If you have any questions or would like to have further resources, please contact Andrew Hachey, Chalice’s parish coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




"Because of this education, and because of the sponsorship program... I choose to hope. We are capable of changing our lives through attaining education.”

-Gero, Chalice Sponsored Child, Philippines.


About Chalice

Chalice is a Canadian, Catholic child sponsorship organization dedicated to supporting vulnerable children in developing countries to complete their education. Currently, Chalice operates sites in Bolivia, Chile, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Ukraine, and Zambia.

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