Peter's Pence


Pope Francis blesses a young man in Cuba. CNS Photo/Paul Haring

The Peter’s Pence collection is a gesture of solidarity through which every member of the faithful can participate in the activity of the Pope as Pastor of the universal Church.

“The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father through the Peter’s Pence Collection are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See.”


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The USCCB National Collections Committee oversees the promotion of the Peter's Pence Collection. This committee includes the following members: 

  • Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, Chairman
  • Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR
  • Bishop Octavio Cisneros
  • Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr.
  • Bishop W. Shawn McKnight
  • Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton
  • Bishop David P. Talley
  • Bishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv

To donate online, please visit

Or send your donation by mail to:

Peter's Pence Collection
The Apostolic Nunciature
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008