Special Collections

Our primary orientation toward the disposition of worldly goods is that commandment enjoining us to love our neighbors as ourselves.  We share the understanding that we are called to exercise the preferential option for the poor and needy as a  primary compulsion in our life of discipleship.

He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none and he who has food must do likewise.  But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.   If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, go in peace, be warmed and filled, without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit?
There are multiple times throughout the year when second or special collections for various organizations are taken.  We announce each one as it occurs in our weekly bulletin. 

  • Opportunities for Life
  • Black and Indian Missions
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Rice Bowl
  • Holy Land 
  • Catholic World Missions
  • Crusade for Children
  • Peter’s Pence    
  • Catholic Higher Education
  • Campaign for Human Development
  • Retired Religious
  • Archdiocesan Charities 
  • Collection for the Military Services** 

**every three years the Sunday before Veterans Day. The next one is November 9,  2025.