"Jesus' disciples and Christian stewards recognize God as the origin of life, giver of freedom, and source of all things. We are grateful for the gifts we have received and are eager to use them to show our love for God and for one another. We look to the life and teaching of Jesus for guidance in living as Christian stewards...Stewards of God's gifts are not passive beneficiaries. We cooperate with God in our own redemption and in the redemption of others." (To Be a Christian Steward, A Summary of the U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, 1992)
The Catholic Church provides the compassion of Christ in countless ways in the United States, including through health care institutions, schools and universities, charities and social service agencies and the work of individuals, parish communities and diocesan entities. Learn about the call to political responsibility and faithful citizenship. Join the U.S. bishops in advocating for a just world. To discover how you can become involved with local efforts, look up your local diocesan web site or find a nearby parish.
The Catholic bishops of the United States have established a number of charitable giving opportunities to support the Church and those in need at home and abroad. They are one way Catholics can connect with the universal Church's work of building faith and lifting up the least among us. Find out about these opportunities below and here.
Prayer & Worship
Through the Church's traditions of prayer and worship, Catholics turn to the Lord to express their faith and their concern for their brothers and sisters. There are many forms of prayer and many opportunities to join movements to pray for particular intentions. Learn more about Catholic prayer here.
Basic Ways to Give
The bishops of the United States established the national collections to support the Church's works of social justice, evangelization, and education, both domestically and around the globe. Jesus reminds us that the two greatest commandments are to love God with our whole heart, our whole mind, and our whole soul; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The national collections offer us an opportunity to help our neighbors in the light of the Gospel. In doing so, we act as faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us.
Through our parishes, every Catholic participates in a global community of faith. The national collections are a powerful expression of this community. Our contributions help people across the street and around the world, people who struggle to practice the faith, and people who live in great need.
From time to time, when extraordinary situations warrant, the leadership of USCCB will call for an emergency collection to be taken to assist with humanitarian needs and recovery efforts of impacted communities and the Church.
Planned, Stock & Matching Gifts
To make one of our programs a beneficiary in your will, in estate planning or to make a restricted gift, please use the following language: "To the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, for exclusive use by its name of program." (e.g. “To the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, for exclusive use by Catholic Home Missions”) Contact us at 202-541-3346 if you have any questions.
USCCB is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All gifts to USCCB are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For a copy of our IRS designation letter, please contact email@example.com
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Please note that the USCCB does not offer legal, tax, or financial planning advice. You are encouraged to consult your own legal counsel, tax advisor, and/or financial planner.