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SPECIAL COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2016-17

September 17-18, 2016 Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Build Hope supports two national campaigns instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and the Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC). CCHD serves to combat domestic poverty and to implement the Church’s social teachings. CCC supports the Church’s efforts to use modern means of communication to spread the Gospel.

October 22-23, 2016 World Mission Sunday
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 3-4, 2016 Catholic Community Services (CCS Week)
The annual CCS Week Campaign for Children and Families involves a special CCS speaker (either a parishioner volunteering at CCS or a CCS staff member who may or may not be a parishioner) talking at the beginning of each Mass with special envelopes provided in the pews. This follows a special CCS mailing to all registered households.

February 4-5, 2017 Catholic Home Mission Appeal
The Church has great needs here at home due to priest shortages, remote geography or impoverished parishes. 42% of all dioceses in the United States receive CHM support for evangelization, catechesis, ministry formation, and other areas of faith development.

Lent 2017  Operation Rice Bowl
This Lenten program has a fundraising 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.

March 25-26, 2017 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.

June 24-25, 2017 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.