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 as 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 is as it occurs in our weekly bulletin. A collection basket will be passed around during Mass for second collections that are considered freewill offerings of the faithful. Other special collections are based upon a percentage of the total collection for the weekend, or are the only collection at the liturgy for this cause.
Opportunities for Life January 20
Propagation of the Faith January 27
Black and Indian Missions March 10
Catholic Relief Services March 31
Rice Bowl April 18
Holy Land April 19
Catholic World Missions June 9
Crusade for Children June 2
Peter’s Pence August 18
Catholic Higher Education September 15
Campaign for Human Development November 24
Retired Religious December 08
Archdiocesan Charities December 22
Collection for the Military Services November 1** Collection held every three years.