Support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal (April 24-25)
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, public Masses were suspended across the country at the time of the 2020 Catholic Home Missions Appeal (CHMA). Unfortunately, this significantly impacted the Appeal, resulting in a decrease of more than 63% in funds collected from the prior year. However, as the pandemic continues across the world, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal has remained faithful in providing vital assistance to 87 dioceses and eparchies across the United States, its territories, and several former territories in the Pacific. Without these funds, these dioceses and eparchies would not be able to minister to their parishioners in all the ways that are needed. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this year’s Catholic Home Missions Appeal in many parishes on April 24-25. Amid so many great needs, we are especially grateful for your support. If you are unable to participate in the collection at your parish but wish to support it, you can by mailing your contribution to:
Catholic Home Missions
Office of National Collections
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
P. O. Box 96278
Washington DC 20090-6278
Make your check or money order payable to "Catholic Home Missions Appeal." If you wish to review our latest Annual Report, you can view it online here.
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.
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
2021/2022 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 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).