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Collection for Black and Indian Missions and the Home Missions Appeal
February 3, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Proceeds from the additional collection taken up in parishes throughout the Diocese at Masses on the first weekend of February each year support two Church endeavors at the national level: the Black and Indian Missions Collection and the Home Missions Appeal. Established by the U.S. Bishops in 1884, the Black and Indian Missions Collection embodies the Church’s concern for evangelizing Black, American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut peoples in the United States. Donations going to the Home Missions Collection also helps strengthen the Church in America. Over 40 percent of dioceses in the United States are considered home mission territory because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work. The collection underwrites evangelization efforts, religious education, seminary formation, and lay ministry training, among other programs to help these Catholic communities across the country survive and thrive.