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. 




2020 Special Collections Calendar

January 26 - Project HOPE

March 7-8 - Annual Diocesan Appeal

March 30 - Catholic Relief Services

COVID-19 Relief Fund Collection

 April 10 - Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

          This collection has been postponed to September 27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CRS Rice Bowl

June 7 - Catholic Communications Campaign

June 28 - Peter's Pence

July 19 - Catholic Charities

August 23 - Collection for the Church in Africa

Beirut Disaster

Derecho Disaster

September 13 - Seminarian Special Collection

September 27 - Holy Land Collection

October 25 - 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 22 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 13 - Retirement Fund for Religious



2021 Special Collections Calendar

January 30-31General Disaster Relief

March 6-7 - Annual Diocesan Appeal

LentCRS Rice Bowl

April 2Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

May 16Catholic Charities

June 6Catholic Communications Campaign

June 27Peter's Pence

August 22Collection for the Church in Africa

September 12Seminarian Special Collection

October 24World Mission Sunday

November 21Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 12Retirement Fund for Religious