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 Special Collections

​The diocesan special collections schedule for 2017, 2018 and 2019 is listed below. All dates are Sundays, but the collections should also be taken up at the Saturday evening vigil Mass. 
​Collection20182019​2020
Eastern European CollectionFebruary 4February 3February 2
First Sunday Of February​

​Home Missions of the Americas Collection

​March 18February 10​​March 1
First Sunday of Lent​
​Communications and Media Collection​May 20​May 19​May 17
Third Sunday of May​
​Peter's Pence & Support for the Holy See Collection​June 24​June 30June 28
Last Sunday of June​
​The Catholic University and Catholic Schools in the Diocese Collection​August 26August 25​August 30
Last Sunday of August​
​Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection​September 30​September 29​September 27
Last Sunday of September​
​Mission Sunday Collection​October 21​October 20​October 18
Second to Last Sunday in October​
​Annual Appeal for Retired Religious and Diocesan Retired Priests Collection​November 4​November 3​November 3
First Sunday of November​
​Archdiocese for the Military Collection Services
n/a*​November 17​n/a*
Third Sunday of November​
​Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund and Catholic Relief Services Appeal​November 18​November 24November 22
Sunday before Thanksgiving​
​Children and Family Services Appeal Collection​December 25December 25​December 25
​Christmas Day

 Special Notes

  • The Mission Office will inform you of the Mission Cooperative.
  • The Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection envelopes are supplied by The Catholic Foundation.
  • The Holy Land Collection is optional, and is traditionally taken up on Good Friday.
  • For The Catholic Accent each parish can determine the dates with the envelope company.
  • All dates listed are for Sundays, but collections are also to be taken up at the Saturday Vigil.