Special Collections

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          The rule of thumb for giving of our tithe (10%) is half (5%) goes to support our parish and the other half (5%) goes to support other charities of your choosing.  Some charities to consider are listed below.

          Here is a listing of Special Collections that occur throughout the year:

          Local Assistance for the Poor and Needy

          St. Vincent de Paul Society (monthly)

          Catholic Schools (October/February) - St. Joseph School and Seton Catholic High School fund drives, respectively

          Annual Catholic Appeal (1% of tithe) (April/May) - Funds a wide range of archdiocesan programs and services

          Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services (December) - Provides social services support to families throughout Washington

          Special National and International Church Collections

          Catholic Home Missions (February) - The embodiment of the Church's concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United States

          Catholic Relief Services (March) - Supports Catholic Relief Services overseas

          CRS Rice Bowl (Holy Thursday)

          Holy Land (Good Friday)

          Peter’s Pence (June) - Provides funds for ministries especially overseen by the Holy Father

          Catholic Campaign for Human Development (September) - Founded to end the cycle of poverty in the United States

          World Mission Sunday (October) - Supports Catholic missionary efforts throughout the world

          Priest Pension Fund (October) - Supports the retirement fund for our retired priests

          Other Charities (e.g. Red Cross, Share, Unbound, Birthrite, Compassion Vancouver, etc.)


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