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.


2019 Special Collections Calendar




January 27 - Project HOPE


March 2-3 - Annual Diocesan Appeal


Southwest Iowa Flood Relief Collection


March 31 - Catholic Relief Services


CRS Rice Bowl Collection


Notre Dame Rebuilding Fund Collection


April 19 - Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)


June 2 - Catholic Communications Campaign


June 30 - Peter's Pence


July 14 - Catholic Charities


August 11 - Collection for the Church in Africa


September 15 - Seminarian Special Collection


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