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.