Second Collection Information

Why Have Second Collections?

A Stewardship Moment

“Discipleship means that we care about one another. Discipleship means that the needs of the Church touch our hearts and inspire us to tend to the needs of others—whether those impacted by local floods and hurricanes that destroy the lives of people in our own nation or in lands that we have only just read about. It seems that all we require is a reminder of the need, and we open our lives in concern for other. It is a tradition that Paul began for the ancient Church, and we have been having ‘second collections’ since then—with no end in sight, as long as there is a need that we find!” – Archbishop Wilton Gregory

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!


Holy Land 2nd Collection - April 13-14, 2019

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Our parishes, once a year on Palm Sunday, are called on to support Christians in the Holy Land.

Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Collection on Palm Sunday also helps to preserve the sacred shrines.

The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. In these times of Crisis, the Pontifical Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees.

When you contribute, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.

Los cristianos de todo el mundo se unen de una manera especial durante la Cuaresma, la Semana Santa y Pascua Florida. Así, en esa temporada, la Tierra Santa está presente, también de manera especial, en nuestro corazón, en nuestros pensamientos y en nuestras oraciones.

Una vez al año, el Domingo de Ramos, nuestra parroquia es llamada a apoyar a los cristianos de Tierra Santa. La vida de muchos cristianos que viven allí depende de nuestros donativos.

Siendo una recaudación pontifica, la colecta anual del Domingo de Ramos nos ofrece un vínculo directo que nos permite ser agentes de paz y ayudar a proteger los Lugares Santos. Al dar su donativo este Domingo de Ramos, usted estará apoyando la cristiandad en Tierra Santa.

Los Franciscanos, junto con otras entidades en Tierra Santa, albergan y alimentan a los pobres, les brindan formación religiosa y educación, mantienen los altares y las parroquias, y ofrecen servicios pastorales.


Catholic Relief Services 2nd Collection - March 30-31, 2019

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This collection, we take up The Catholic Relief Services Collection to help Jesus in disguise. This collection helps six Catholic agencies provide relief and support to struggling communities and work for peace and reconciliation among our marginalized brothers and sisters here and around the world. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection. Learn more about the collection at

Esta semana realizaremos The Catholic Relief Services Collection para ayudar a Jesús con otro rostro. Esta colecta ayuda a seis agencias católicas a proveer asistencia y apoyo a las comunidades que luchan por salir adelante y trabajan por la paz y la reconciliación entre nuestras hermanas y hermanos marginados, aquí y alrededor del mundo. Por favor, en oración, considera la manera de apoyar a esta colecta. Infórmate más acerca de esta colecta en


Black and Indian Missions 2nd Collection - March 9-10, 2019

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This weekend we are asking your support of the Black and Indian Missions. Because of the generosity of the people of this parish, and parishes around the United States, last year, over 8.8 million dollars were contributed and 98 cents of every dollar was distributed.  The support went to some of the neediest people across the US; from the inner cities of the rural South and from the deserts of the Southwest to Alaska’s cold wilderness. The need for evangelization programs is so important to our Church in this changing world.  Please be generous.  Thank you for whatever you can give and God bless you.

Este fin de semana la Iglesia les pide su apoyo para la colecta nacional para las misiones con las personas de color y los indígenas.   Gracias a la generosidad de la gente de esta parroquia y de las parroquias en los Estados Unidos, el año pasado se colectó más de 8.8 millones de dólares y se distribuyó 98 centavos por cada dólar.  Esa ayuda fue a algunas de las personas más necesitadas en todo EEUU; desde centros urbanos en la región rural del sur y desiertos del sudoeste hasta las frías zonas deshabitadas de Alaska. La necesidad de programas de evangelización es muy importante para nuestra Iglesia en este mundo cambiante.  Agradecemos cualquier contribución que pueda dar y que Dios lo bendiga.

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