National needs collection


November 21-22, 2020

Please be generous in this November's special collection, which supports the following campaigns:

  • Black & Indian Missions
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Catholic Communication Campaign
  • Catholic Home Missions
  • Catholic University of America

In the United States, one in six people live in poverty. Through this collection you support programs that address the causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for people across the country who struggle. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection and work on the margins.

To explore additional information about these campaigns, see below.

Envelopes will be in the back of the church and in the parish office. Thank you for your support!

Black & Indian Mission

This Collection has for the last 131 years, changed the landscape of evangelization and education efforts for Native Americans, Alaskan Americans and African Americans throughout the United States.

Our financial support of the Collection is the mechanism that affects the Church’s evangelization efforts. We all agree that never have the needs for the Native Americans, Alaskan Americans and African Americans communities been so great.

History tells us that lasting change to a community can all come through faith, hope and charity."

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CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

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

The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to Catholic Campaign for Human Development. 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.


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CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN

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.

"God is not Solitude, but Communion; he is Love, and therefore communication, because love always communicates; indeed, it communicates itself in order to encounter the other."— Pope Francis.The collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign is taken up in most dioceses on the Sunday between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost

Through websites, social networks, television, radio, and print, the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) helps the Church spread the Gospel message through the media locally and nationally. Half of all donations to the CCC collected in your diocese stay in your diocese to support your local communications needs, such as radio and television programming and diocesan publications.

The Catholic Communication Campaign helps connect people at home and abroad with Christ. 

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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS

Support the church at home by supporting essential pastoral programs in financially challenged dioceses and parishes in the United States through the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.

The Appeal primarily supports home mission dioceses, that is, those dioceses in the United States that are unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship, and service without outside help. It may also give grants to other dioceses in the U.S. for particular projects, and to organizations and religious communities engaged in missionary work. 

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THE Catholic University of America



The Catholic University of America is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. Established in 1887 as a papally chartered graduate and research center, the University began offering undergraduate education in 1904.

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church.

Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.