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!

Catholic Campaign For Human Development 2nd Collection – November 19-20, 2022

Please be generous in the week’s special collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. In the United States, more than 11% of the population lives in poverty. With this collection, you support programs that address the root causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those struggling across the country. In addition, 25% of the funds we collect remain in our diocese to fund local antipoverty projects. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection and support those working on the margins. More information about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development can be found at www.usccb.org/cchd.


Por favor, esta semana sean generosos en la colecta especial para la Campaña Católica para el Desarrollo Humano. En los Estados Unidos, más del 11% de la población vive en la pobreza. Con esta colecta, ustedes apoyan los programas que tratan con las causas raíz de la pobreza y proporcionan un futuro sostenible a aquellos que luchan por salir adelante en todo el país. Además, el 25% de los fondos que recaudamos permanece en nuestra diócesis para financiar proyectos locales antipobreza. Por favor, en oración, consideren la manera de apoyar a aquellos que trabajan desde la periferia. Pueden encontrar más información sobre la Campaña Católica para el Desarrollo Humano en: www.usccb.org/cchd.

Last Updated: October 24, 2022

Archdiocesan Seminarians 2nd Collection – November 5-6, 2022

This year’s collection will be on, November 5 – 6. Every dollar collected stays within the archdiocese to educate our own seminarians. We encourage you to use the following bulletin and pulpit announcements.


Nuestra segunda colecta de hoy está destinada a los seminaristas de la Arquidiócesis de Atlanta. Hemos sido bendecidos con muchas vocaciones sacerdotales, y sus oraciones y ofrendas abundantes de hoy ayudan a casi 40 hombres que en este momento se están preparando para servir en sacerdocio al norte de Georgia en un futuro.

Last Updated: October 24, 2022

The Church in Latin America The Church in Central and Eastern Europe, World Missions October 22 – 23, 2022 Second Collection

Today’s second collection is a combination of three national second collections; World Missions, the Church in Latin America, and the Church in Central and Eastern Europe.  We are called to this Eucharistic celebration – along with Catholics in every parish, chapel and church throughout the world – to recommit ourselves to the call we heard at Baptism, to share our faith, to be missionaries.

Let us pray at this Mass for all who long to hear the hope-filled, life-giving message of Jesus’ love and salvation. Let us offer generous financial help in support of the service of priests, religious and lay catechists throughout the world.

Please be extra generous, as this collection will be divided between three very important needs.


La segunda colecta de hoy será una combinación de tres colectas para: las misiones mundiales, la Iglesia en Latinoamérica y la Iglesia en Europa Central y Oriental. Somos llamados a esta celebración Eucarística – al lado de católicos en cada parroquia, capilla e iglesia a través del mundo – para renovar la llamada que oímos en el Bautismo de compartir nuestra fe y de ser misioneros.

Oremos en esta misa por todos quienes desean escuchar el mensaje de amor y la salvación de Jesucristo. Ofrezcamos ayuda financiera generosa para apoyar el servicio de sacerdotes, religiosos y catequistas laicos a través del mundo.

Por favor sea generoso porque esta colecta será dividida entre tres necesidades importantes.

Last Updated: September 9, 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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