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. 


General Disaster Relief for Earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria 


Blank Transmittal Form


Ignite Transmittal Form


2023 Special Collections Calendar


January 28-29 - Diocesan Solidarity Fund

March 4-5 - Annual Diocesan Appeal

Lent - Catholic Relief Services

April 7 - Holy Land Collection (Good Friday)

May 14 - Catholic Charities

June 4 - Catholic Communications Campaign

June 25 - Peter's Pence

August 20 - Collection for the Church in Africa

September 10 - Seminarian Special Collection

October 22 - World Mission Sunday

November 19 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

December 10 - Retirement Fund for Religious