USCCB National Collections
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops list of national collection dates with downloadable images and descriptive text for each collection.
Peter’s Pence Collection
Collection is taken up on Sunday closes to the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul
“The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father through the Peter’s Pence Collection are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See.”
For more information see: Vatican Peter’s Pence
Catholic Communication Campaign
Collection is taken the Sunday between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost.
The Catholic Communication Campaign helps the Church spread the Gospel message in the U.S. and in developing countries using modern media tools to inform, inspire, and enlighten.
For more information see: Catholic Communication Campaign
Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Collection is taken on Ash Wednesday
Rebuilding the pastoral capacity of the Church and restoring the faith in 28 countries of the region through contributions to an annual collection.
For more information see: Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Catholic Campaign For Human Development
Collection is taken on the Sunday before Thanksgiving
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ “… to bring glad tidings to the poor … liberty to captives … sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18)
For more information see: Catholic Campaign For Human Development
Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Collection is taken the Last Sunday in April
Strengthening the Church at Home by supporting essential pastoral programs in financially challenged dioceses and eparchies in the United States through the annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal.
For more information see: Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Church in Latin America
Collection is taken the 4th Sunday in January
Promoting solidarity throughout the hemisphere by providing support for pastoral projects in Latin America and the Caribbean through contributions to an annual collection.
For more information see: Church in Latin America
Catholic Relief Services Collection
Collection is taken the 4th Sunday of Lent
The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for the poor; legal and support services for poor immigrants; peace and reconciliation work for people suffering from violence; and advocacy on behalf of the powerless.
For more information see: Catholic Relief Services Collection
Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa
Collection date is set by (arch) diocese
Assisting the growing Church in Africa with support for social justice, evangelization, catechetical, and institutional development programs through the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.
For more information see: Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa
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