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