SPECIAL COLLECTION SCHEDULE 2017-18
September 16-17, 2017 Catholic Campaign for Human Development
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 21-22, 2017 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 2-3, 2017 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.
Lent 2018 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. Collection is taken on Holy Thursday.
March 10-11, 2018 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 23-24, 2018 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.