Supporting the Church’s works of social justice, evangelization, catechesis, and national and local institutional development--domestically and around the world--through the generosity of parishioners to annual national appeals.
This video highlights the work and successes of several of the National Collections.
There are nearly 40 million people in the United States living in in poverty. The collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) supports programs that empower local communities to address the challenges they face. CCHD supports those living in poverty across the country, helping them to identify and address the unique obstacles they face as they work to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty by addressing the root causes of poverty. Funds from the collection support national grants and 25% of the funds collected remain in each diocese to fund local antipoverty projects. Support the collection at Mass the weekend of November 21-22.
The Committee on National Collections is grateful for the generous donations of parishioners across the country to the various annual appeals. It is committed to transparency and accountability on the use of those funds. See how your gifts were used by reviewing our most recent annual reports.
"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.