Special Collections


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

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society (monthly)
  • NW Catholic/Catholic Communications Campaign - Archdiocesan magazine (January)
  • Catholic Schools (January/September) - St. Joseph School and Seton Catholic High School fund drives
  • PREPARES - Supports pregnant mothers and their families (February)
  • 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 (Lent) - The embodiment of the Church's concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United States
  • Catholic Relief Services (Lent) - Supports Catholic Relief Services overseas
  • CRS Rice Bowl during Lent (Holy Thursday)
  • Holy Land (Good Friday)
  • Peter’s Pence (June) - Provides funds for ministries through charitable giving by the Holy Father
  • Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (July)
  • 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
  • Parish Stewardship Yearly Stewardship of Treasure Renewal (October/November)

Other Charities

  • Project Homeless Connect, Share, Bertha's Place, Birthright, Options 360, Council for the Homeless, Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO), etc.