Special Collections

Several weeks throughout the year the Archdiocese of Boston has designated as special collections in order to "more effectively carry out our mission as Catholics" and "to support important initiatives throughout our Archdiocese." 

 

October 2017

World Mission Sunday: October 22, 2017
By Baptism, all Catholics are called to participate in the mission of the Church and share their faith as missionaries. World Mission Sunday gathers support for the pastoral and evangelization programs and needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and remote regions of Latin America. The funds gathered on World Mission Sunday are distributed in the pope’s name by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith—a Pontifical Mission Society. Please visit their website for more information.

November 2017

Campaign for Human Development: November 5, 2017 
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) works to uphold the dignity of human life by breaking the cycle of poverty across the United States through grants to local community-based groups who create jobs, improve education, and strengthen neighborhoods. 25% of the CCHD collection stays in the Archdiocese of Boston to fund local anti-poverty projects; 75% supports national grant and education programs. For more information, please visit the USCCB website.

Collection for Religious Sisters: November 19, 2017 
This collection is used to assist religious communities to provide for the retirement and healthcare needs of Sisters who have served in the Archdiocese. Please take this opportunity to say thank you to the Sisters who have served the Church of Boston so generously for so many years. Your contribution does make a difference. For more information, please contact Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious at 617-746-5637.

December 2017

Christmas: Clergy Health & Retirement Trust: December 25 [ONLY collection]
Merry Christmas from all the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston! The Christmas Collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church, and you. Please be generous to this important collection. For more information, please visit the Clergy Health & Retirement Trust website.

January 2018

Special Collection Sunday: January 21, 2018
The purpose of this collection is determined each year by the Cardinal Archbishop. We will update this webpage when more information becomes available for 2018.

Catholic Schools Week: January 28, 2018
 
In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, we recognize Saint Paul School, our collaborative Catholic school. For over 65 years, Saint Paul School has made a commitment to provide families an excellent Catholic education through our small class sizes, nurturing Catholic environment and rigorous high school preparatory program. Your gift enables us to continue grow and continually improve our Preschool  - Grade 8 programs and resources and makes it possible for dedicated families to be able to benefit from the programs we offer. For more information, please visit http://www.stpaulschoolhingham.com

February 2018

Church in Latin America: February 4th, 2018
The Collection for the Church in Latin America funds the work of evangelization, formation of laity, religious and seminarians, various pastoral projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as youth ministry and catechesis. Please visit the USCCB website for more information.

Catholic Charities: February 14, 2018 (Ash Wednesday) #See "Other Collections" below.

Church in Africa, Central & Eastern Europe: February 25, 2018 
This collection helps the Church spread God’s Word and train Church leaders of tomorrow, help needy families materially and spiritually, rebuild churches that have fallen into disrepair, and support the sisters and brothers who have suffered for the faith. For more information, please visit the USCCB websites for Africa and Central & Eastern Europe.

March 2018

St. Vincent de Paul Society: March 25, 2018 (Palm Sunday)
Our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society has only one collection annually, although they are committed to charitable projects throughout the year. In collaboration with other outreach organizations they seek to support those in need within the Hingham community on a person to person basis. This support may be an intervention, a consultation or more often, through direct dollar or in kind service. Your generosity in past years enabled the Society to help with overdue rent, gas, electric, water and oil bills. As followers of St. Vincent de Paul, our parish Vincentians understand his spirituality:“The poor are your masters and you are their servants.” In the spirit of the Lenten Season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we ask that you prayerfully consider a donation to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Your generosity makes a significant difference within the Hingham community! THANK YOU!

March 30, 2018 (Good Friday) - Holy Land Shrines #See "Other Collections" below. 

April 2018

Easter: Clergy Health & Retirement Trust: April 1, 2018 [ONLY collection]
The Easter Collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church, and you. Please be generous to this important collection. For more information, please visit the Clergy Health & Retirement Trust website.

Military Archdiocese, Home Missions, Black & Native Americans: April 29, 2018
This week’s second collection supports three important national Catholic missions. The Military Archdiocese collection provides for Catholic chaplains throughout the world for American servicemen and servicewomen. The Home Missions collection subsidizes the evangelization and formation activities of mission dioceses. The Black and Native American collection strengthens evangelization and outreach programs that serve the Native American, Alaska Native, and Black Catholic communities in the United States. For more information, please visit the websites for the Military ArchdioceseUSCCB Home Missions, and Black and Native American Missions.

May 2018

May 20, 2018 (Pentecost)-Seminarians: This week’s second collection supports the formation and training of seminarians in the Archdiocese of Boston for service, we pray, as future priests. We are blessed that many are responding to the call to serve as priests. Please be generous and support these seminarians on their journey toward their ordination to the priesthood. For more information, please visit www.VocationsBoston.org.

May 27, 2018 - The Catholic Relief Services Collection: This week’s special collection for Catholic Relief Services supports emergency relief, human development, and peace initiatives in countries around the world. The funds from this Collection provide food to the hungry, services for victims of human trafficking, support to displaced refugees, and show Christ’s love and respect to all people. The collection funds the ministries of six Catholic Church organizations: Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, and the Holy Father’s Relief Fund. For more information, please visit www.usccb.org/crscollection.

July 2018

July 1, 2018 - Peter's Pence: This week’s special collection, for the Peter's Pence, enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests for aid to needy throughout the world - those who suffer as a result of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Please visit www.usccb.org/ppc for more information.

August 2018

August 5, 2018 - Communications: This week’s second collection supports the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). If Jesus Christ were on earth today, how would he spread his message of salvation? Wouldn’t he use all communication vehicles to share the Good News? The CCC believes Jesus would use as many means as possible, and that is why it supports projects that use the entire array of media tools available today to evangelize and promote Gospel values. Please visit www.usccb.org/catholicgiving/opportunities-for-giving/catholiccommunication-campaign/index.cfm for more information. 50% of the collection remains at the parish to promote local communication efforts, such as website technology and bulletins.

September 2018

September 2, 2018 - Catholic University of America: This week’s second collection supports The Catholic University of America (CUA) and its scholarship fund for needy students. CUA, located in Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Catholic Church. Many priests and professional lay ministers throughout the US obtain their education from CUA. For more information, please visit www.cua.edu.

September 9, 2018 - Saint Paul School: This week’s second collection supports Saint Paul School, our Collaborative Catholic school. For over 65 years, Saint Paul School has made a commitment to provide families an excellent Catholic education through our small class sizes, nurturing Catholic environment and rigorous high school preparatory program. Your gift enables us to continue grow and continually improve our Preschool  - Grade 8 programs and resources and makes it possible for dedicated families to be able to benefit from the programs we offer. For more information, please visit http://www.stpaulschoolhingham.com

September 16, 2018 - Clergy Health and Retirement Trust: This week’s second collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church, and you. Please be generous to this important collection. For more information, please visit www.clergyfunds.org.

October 2018

October 21, 2018 - World Mission Sunday: This week’s special collection supports Catholic World Missions. By Baptism, all Catholics are called to participate in the mission of the Church and share their faith as missionaries. World Mission Sunday gathers support for the pastoral and evangelization programs and needs of more than 1,150 mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and remote regions of Latin America. The funds gathered on World Mission Sunday are distributed in the pope’s name by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith—a Pontifical Mission Society. Please visit www.propfaithboston.org for more information.

November 2018

November 4, 2018 - Campaign for Human Development: This week’s special collection is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which works to uphold the dignity of human life by breaking the cycle of poverty across the United States through grants to local community-based groups who create jobs, improve education, and strengthen neighborhoods. Twenty-five percent of the CCHD collection stays in the Archdiocese of Boston to fund local anti-poverty projects; seventy-five percent supports national grant and education programs. For more information, please visit www.usccb.org/cchd.

November 18, 2018 - Collection for Retired Religious Sisters: Today’s second collection is used to assist religious communities to provide for the retirement and health care needs of Sisters who have served in the Archdiocese. Please take this opportunity to say thank you to the Sisters who have served the Church of Boston so generously for so many years. Your contribution does make a difference. For more information, please contact Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious at 617-746-5637 or Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org.

December 2018

December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)-Christmas Collection: Clergy Health & Retirement Trust: Merry Christmas from all the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. The Christmas Collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church, and you. Please be generous to this important collection. For more information, please visit www.clergyfunds.org.

Other Collections

There are also collections for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, but we choose not to hold collections on those days and instead make generous donations from our parish funds to the designated charities (Catholic Charities/Ash Wednesday & Holy Land Shrines/Good Friday) on behalf of our parishioners.

 

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