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CCC 2021

Catholic Communication Campaign 2021

Catholic Communication Campaign: Keeping Up with Growing Needs for Church Communications, May 15-16

Since 1979, the Catholic Communication Campaign has helped connect people to the life-saving message of the Gospel. Half of your contribution to the Catholic Communication Campaign collection stays in your local community, while the other half funds projects that bring the Gospel into homes across the country and beyond through film, television, radio, and the Internet. Thanks to your generous gift to the Catholic Communication Campaign, dioceses and parishes across the United States were able to livestream Mass for people unable to attend in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. As communications needs evolve, the Catholic Communication Campaign is there to help dioceses and Catholic media producers adapt and bring the timeless message of the Gospel to the world in fresh, new ways. 

Prayerfully consider making a gift to the Catholic Communication Campaign at Mass or through your e-offertory program on May 15 – 16. For more information about the collection, visit www.usccb.org/ccc
 

Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund

Prompted by Hurricane Laura and the California wildfires, on September 3, 2020, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, requested that bishops across the country consider taking up a voluntary special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and Church needs arising from the increasing number of natural disasters in the United States.

The funds collected in this special appeal will become part of the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund and will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and/or Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter, and medical care, and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts; and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church.

Funds will be used in response to Hurricane Laura and any other disasters that occur and will be distributed where they are most needed. However, if such purpose(s) become unnecessary, impractical or impossible to fill, USCCB may use such contributions for other emergency disaster relief where it is most needed as determined by the Committee on National Collections using its emergency response protocol.

"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.Luke 6:38

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.

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