The following is a list of local and national collections you can support through your parish or the Diocese of Des Moines. 

You can designate the local or national collection you would like to support in the online giving form below.  Each year, three local collections are held in additional to the Annual Diocesan Appeal: Project HOPE, The Catholic Mirror, and the Seminarian Fund.  Thank you for your ongoing support of our faith community!



  • January 27 - Project HOPE (Help our Parents Educate) 

    • Project HOPE provides funding for families in need of tuition assistance to send their children to a Catholic K-8 school of the Diocese of Des Moines.  The request for financial assistance from families is significant and therefore the need for funding continues.
  • March 31 - Catholic Relief Services

  • April 19 - Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

  • June 2 - Catholic Communications Campaign + The Catholic Mirror

    • The Catholic Mirror newspaper is a voluntary subscription program.  Your gift of $20 or more reduces expenses associated with the monthly subscription delivered to more than 35,000 Catholic households in southwest Iowa. 
  • June 30 - Peter's Pence

  • July 14 - Catholic Charities

  • August 11 - Collection for the Church in Africa

  • September 15 - Seminarian Special Collection

    • The Seminarian Fund provides support for the education of the men who are discerning priesthood within the Diocese of Des Moines.  Making a contribution to the Seminarian Fund helps form our faith leaders of the next generation.
  • October 27 - 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 24 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

  • December 8 - Retirement Fund for Religious

  • December 31 - Hispanic Seminarian Endowment Challenge. Your gift of $1,000 or more triggers a matching $50,000 grant from Catholic Extension!