The Diocese of Des Moines

Special Collections


In living our daily faith, we praise God for our blessings.  In gratitude, we share our time, talents, and treasures to benefit others, as we are called to do in the name of our Father.  Diocese of Des Moines parish members have multiple opportunities to support the Church and the Church’s outreach ministries to bring hope to people less fortunate and spread the Good News.  


Collections are due to the Diocese of Des Moines Office within two-to-three weeks from date collected.



2017 Special Collections Calendar


2018 Special Collections Calendar


January 28 - Project HOPE

March 3-4 - Annual Diocesan Appeal

March 11 - Catholic Relief Services

March 30 - Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

May 13 - Catholic Communications Campaign

July 1 - Peter's Pence

July 15 - Catholic Charities 

August 5 - Collection for the Church in Africa

September 16 - Seminarian Special Collection

October 21 - World Mission Sunday 

     (The collection on this weekend will also support Catholic Home Missions,

       the Church in Eastern Europe, and the Church in Latin America.)

November 18 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 9 - Retirement Fund for Religious