September 21-22, 2019 Catholic Campaign for Human Development (delayed 1 week)
National campaign instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The Catholic Campaign for Human Development serves to combat domestic poverty and to implement the Church’s social teachings.
October 26-27, 2019 World Mission Sunday (delayed 1 week)
Mission Sunday 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, benefiting the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
December 7-8, 2019 Catholic Community Services (CCS) Appeal for the Poor
The annual CCS Week Campaign for Children and Families involves a special CCS speaker talking during Mass with special envelopes provided in the pews. This follows a special CCS mailing to all registered households.
Lent 2020 Operation Rice Bowl
This Lenten program has an almsgiving component to it, along with resources for prayer, fasting and learning. 75% of donations fund developing world agriculture, educational and self-sufficiency projects. 25% is distributed as grants in Western Washington for local hunger projects and antipoverty programs. Our parish St. Vincent de Paul recently received a Rice Bowl grant.
March 22-23, 2020 Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Mandated by the USCCB, providing for Catholic Relief Services, USCCB Dept. of Social Development and World Peace, relief work of the Holy Father, and USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services. Taken up on the 4th Sunday of Lent.
June 27-28, 2020 Peter’s Pence
Peter’s Pence collection allows local Catholics to join the works of the Holy Father in helping to relieve the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable; victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters.
Please note: At Mass on Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019) and Holy Thursday (April 9, 2020), Sacred Heart takes up a collection for our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. Offering envelopes for this purpose can be found in your mailed monthly packet or you can give online at sacredheart.org.