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National Collections


Upcoming Collections

Peter’s Pence Collection

Every year, around the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul (June 29), the Church takes up the Peter’s Pence Collection in support of the Holy Father’s efforts to help our most needy brothers and sisters around the world. This year, the Peter’s Pence Collection will be taken up on June 29-30 in many dioceses across the country and proceeds support Pope Francis give aid to victims of war, natural disaster, and oppression around the world.

National Collections Work 

This video highlights some of the work being done through the National Collections.

"As faithful disciples and imitators of Christ, you are urged to go against the current, choosing the evangelical option of serving the brethren…above all, because you are impelled by the unceasing power of divine charity."

— Pope John Paul II (2001)

Each parish is part of the Church Universal; it is the Catholic Church in a particular place. The bishops of the United States created the national collections so that, by combining resources, we can more effectively carry out our mission as Catholics. Each of these important collections is worthy of your support. Each collection represents our community of faith at work in the world, saving souls and
improving lives.

The bishops encourage us to view the national collections in the light of stewardship and of sharing. God has given us our light and our prosperity, all we need and more. It is right and just that we give something back through these collections, helping people in our own country and around the world to live better and to grow in the
love of Jesus.

One Church. One Mission. Real Lives.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) was founded in 1970 by the Catholic bishops of the United States as their domestic anti-poverty program. Designed to address the policies and structures that perpetuate poverty to create sustainable solutions, CCHD empowers poor and marginalized people to join together and make decisions to improve their lives and neighborhoods.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

With your support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, El Pájaro Community Development Corporation (CDC) is empowering Latino and Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs like Marleny.

Marleny came to the United States from El Salvador, escaping violence and an unsafe situation. She had a dream to start a pupuseria restaurant and to serve traditional Salvadoran food and support her family. She entered the Business Education and Loan Program at El Pájaro CDC and in October 2014 opened Pupuseria Marleny's. 

With the support and education she received, her business has been so successful that she has already opened a second restaurant. The restaurants have allowed Marleny to provide gainful employment to five new workers and help revitalize her community. 

Use the social media tool kit and resources to promote the CCHD collection in your parish. If you missed the collection or diocese does not participate learn how to give.


This document, approved in November 2011 and addressed to bishops and to diocesan and parish personnel, provides guidance and explanation about the nature and meaning of the national collections and direction on how they should be best administered.

One Church. One Mission—Guidelines for Administering USCCB National Collections in Dioceses 

2019/2020 National Collection Schedule

The Pope Francis Effect

USCCB National Collections partnered with Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) to conduct a survey on recent giving patterns within the Catholic Church. This survey focused particular attention on whether Pope Francis has had a positive effect on giving. Read the survey results.

CARA Report - Online Giving

Thirty-two percent of working-age Catholics have given online at some point, according to a report on U.S. Catholic and online giving from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). 


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