Why Have a Second Collection?

Second collections are a stewardship learning moment.  As Catholics we are part of a universal Church that extends well beyond our own parish boundaries.  Jesus calls us to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19).  Through the second collection, we have a ready opportunity to give to those causes held up by our Church leaders as important in fulfilling that call of Our Lord.

Second collections develop international awareness of the needs of those beneficiaries—whether   an Indian child on a North Dakota reservation or a pilgrim to the Holy Land.  The bishops in the United States created the national collections so that by combining our resources we can more effectively carry out our mission as Catholics.  Each of the collections is worthy of support and represents our community of faith at its best—working in the world, improving lives, and saving souls.

Donor Rights

We take our donors’ intentions seriously.  The Archdiocese of Atlanta has adopted a “Donor Bill of Rights.” to assure you that the gifts you give, whether at the parish level or the archdiocesan level, will be used for the purposes for which they were given.  For example, when a second collection is held for the Catholic Relief Fund, donors can be confident that their financial gift is being forwarded to Catholic Relief Services.

If for some reason, a donor does not wish to support an organization designated for the second collection, they need only withhold their second collection gift on that particular Sunday.

Upcoming Second Collections

Please view these collections in the light of stewardship and of sharing. God has given us our life and our prosperity; it is right and just that we give something back helping people in our own country and throughout the world.

Thank you for your generous response!

Archdiocese for the Military Collection – July 23-24, 2022

The Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA gives each of us the opportunity to serve those who serve. With the money raised from this collection, the Archdiocese for the Military Services will be able to insure that all Catholic men, women, and families have access to the sacraments, authentic Catholic formation, and the spiritual guidance of a Catholic chaplain, wherever they are stationed.

The Archdiocese for the Military Collection is held once every three years.

You can help ensure the success of this year’s collection by using the bulletin announcements provided. The most important thing you can do to affect the outcome of the collection is to mention it during Mass. Thank you for your support of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Last Updated: June 27, 2022

Catholic Communication Campaign – May 28-29, 2022

The collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Your support helps CCC engage and build Catholic communities in the United States and around the world using the internet, television, radio, and print media. Half the funds we collect remain here to support local efforts. [INSERT DIOCESE NAME] in the Be a part of this campaign to spread the Gospel message. www.usccb. Support the collection today! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc


La colecta para la Campaña Católica de la Comunicación (CCC). Su apoyo ayuda a la CCC a construir comunidades católicas y hacerlas partícipe tanto en Estados Unidos como alrededor del mundo utilizando la Internet, la televisión, la radio y los medios impresos. La mitad de los fondos recaudados permanece aquí en la ] para financiar INSERTAR EL NOMBRE DE LA DIÓCESIS [ los esfuerzos locales. Sean parte de esta campaña para difundir el mensaje del evangelio. ¡Apoyen a la colecta hoy! Para informarse más, visiten www.usccb.org/ccc

Last Updated: April 22, 2022

Catholic Home Missions 2nd Collection – April 23-24, 2022

Support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal today! Nearly 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. Please be generous. More information can be found at www. usccb.org/home-missions.


¡Apoyen hoy al Llamado para las Misiones Católicas! Cerca 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 Estados Unidos. Por favor, sean generosos. Pueden encontrar más información en www.usccb.org/home-missions.

Last Updated: April 5, 2022

Second Collection Schedule for 2023

Last Updated: March 30, 2022

Second Collection Schedule For 2022

Last Updated: April 12, 2021

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