Special Collections

Our local diocese, in conjunction with the universal church, has six special collections each year to support specific international church activities.

Lenten Collection

This annual collection supports the works of Catholic Relief Services, the Church in Africa, and the Church in Latin America. Envelopes are avilable during Lent for contributions.

Peter's Pence Collection

This annual collection in June provides the Holy Father with the funds he needs to carry out his most important charitable works. The proceeds benefit the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Your gift makes you a pilgrim of charity around the globe. Envelopes are available during June for contributions. Click HERE for more information.

Missionary Appeal

The annual cooperative missionary appeal benefits the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and related organizations. Your prayers and contributions support Mission Seminaries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Each year in July or August, a missionary visits the Parish to share stories about the work being done. Envelopes are available that month for contributions. Click HERE for more information.

World Mission Sunday

Each year we celebrate World Mission Sunday in October by praying for the missionaries and contributing to support them. Every day, faithful missionaries are reaching out in the name of Christ, offering practical, emotional, and spiritual care to communities, children, and families in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances. Envelopes are available during October for contributions. For more information and to see a video, visit www.IAmAMissionary.org. To make a donation online, visit www.helpthemissions.org

National Needs

This annual collection in November supports Black and Indian Missions, the Catholic Home Missions, the Catholic Communication Campaign, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and the Catholic University of America. Envelopes are available during November for contributions. Click HERE for more information.

Retired Religious

The annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious helps to support retired nuns, brothers, and priests. Envelopes are available in December for contributions. Click HERE for more information.



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Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 758-4100