Special Collections 2021

by Msgr. Robert Siler

Pontifical Good Friday Collection

Fully 100 % of donations will go towards this collection. A portion of your donations are allocated to educational and ecclesial projects in the Middle East. The rest of the funds collected in the United States and other countries around the world support ministries and programs in the Holy Land.
Last year’s Pontifical Good Friday Collection accomplishments:

    • Supported 29 parishes, four homes for orphans, three academic institutions
    • Helped keep schools open for over 10,000 pre-K through grade 12 students
    • Supported 120 men preparing to be priests or brothers
    • Helped rehabilitate 80 homes for Christian families
    • Provided senior care facilities in Bethlehem and Nazareth
    • Preserved 54 shrines connected with life of Jesus and prophets

With your help, the Franciscans can continue to be a light of hope to our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land who are counting on you for help.


Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal today! Over 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are considered mission territories, because they are unable to fund essential pastoral activities needed in their communities. Your support funds religious education, seminary formation, lay ministry training, and other programs that build vibrant faith communities right here in the United States.

¡Apoyen hoy al Llamado para las Misiones Católicas! En estos momentos, más del 40% de las diócesis en Estados Unidos y en sus territorios es considerado territorio misionero ya que esas diócesis no pueden financiar las labores pastorales básicas que se necesitan en sus comunidades. El apoyo de ustedes financia la educación religiosa, la formación de seminaristas, la capacitación de ministros laicos y otros programas que forman entusiastas comunidades de fe, aquí mismo, en los Estado