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 Finance Department within two weeks from date collected. 




2021 Special Collections Calendar


January 30-31General Disaster Relief

March 6-7 - Annual Diocesan Appeal

LentCRS Rice Bowl

April 2 Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

May 16Catholic Charities

June 6Catholic Communications Campaign

June 27Peter's Pence

August 22Collection for the Church in Africa

August 29 - Haiti Earthquake Relief

September 12Seminarian Special Collection

October 24World Mission Sunday


November - St. Mary Hamburg Parish Solidarity


November 21Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 12Retirement Fund for Religious



2022 Special Collections Calendar


January 29-30 - Charitable Hearts General Disaster Relief

March 5-6 - Annual Diocesan Appeal

Lent - CRS Rice Bowl

April 15 - Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

May 15 - Catholic Charities

June 5 - Catholic Communications Campaign

June 26 - Peter's Pence

August 21 - Collection for the Church in Africa

September 11 - Seminarian Special Collection

October 23 - World Mission Sunday

November 20 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 11 - Retirement Fund for Religious