Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all.
Extra Parochial Collections
The Catholic Relief Services
March 10, 2024
In keeping with the theme “Help Jesus in Disguise,” the funds collected through The Catholic Relief Services Collection support vital Catholic programs that share in the Catholic mission of promoting the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. The Collection supports six Catholic agencies that prioritize the family and protect the life and dignity of each person.
Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land
March 29, 2024
Every year on Good Friday, a collection is taken up in Catholic Churches to support the work of the Franciscans working in the Holy Land. Christians there rely heavily on the help that comes to them from this worldwide collection.
The Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land have the unique responsibility to care for the Holy Places as well for the “Living Stones,” the Christians living there. It is vital that we support Christians living in the Holy Land, in order to maintain a Christian presence in the very land made holy by the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus.
Catholic Home Missions Appeal (CHMA)
April 28, 2024
Many U.S. dioceses do not have enough priests to serve their parishes. Your support of the Catholic Home Missions Appeal helps provide seminary formation for the next generation of priests.
Priesthood: Past, Present & Future (Good Shepherd Sunday)
April 21, 2024
Each year, a special offertory collection is taken up throughout the Archdiocese on Good Shepherd Sunday which is allocated to three special funds supporting the Priesthood.
1. The education and support of our 25 seminarians
2. Continuing education and retreats for our priests (there are more than 115 of us)
3. The care of our 22 retired priests
Please be generous in showing your support for my brother priests and for our seminarians who are discerning the priesthood. Thank you.
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.
Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.
Despite many challenges, the Church in Africa is growing! Our special collection this weekend supports the Church in Africa and the faithful there.
Our mission is to identify, develop, and secure the necessary resources to advance the University’s aspirations and goals, both now and in the future. Mindful that every relationship built and nurtured is of value to the University, we measure our impact through the generous gifts of time, talent, and treasure shared within the University community. We are faithful stewards of these resources.
In 1926 Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October 1927. The Mission Sunday collection is always taken on the next to last Sunday during the month of October. That day is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity so Christians the world over will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.
On the weekend of November 12-13, Catholics across the United States have the opportunity to honor the World Day of the Poor and help their neighbors who struggle against poverty by giving to the annual special collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).
The National Religious Retirement Office coordinates the annual national appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious and distributes financial assistance for retirement needs to eligible religious institutes. NRRO strives to support, educate and assist religious institutes in the United States to care for their elderly and frail members now and in the future.
This Christmas, we lift up our hearts with gratitude for you. Thank you for your compassion, kindness and trust in our mission. Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas puts love into action by serving our neighbors in need. We walk the journey with every person, every stage of life, every step of the way. But we couldn’t do it without you.