Special Collections

Several weeks throughout the year the Archdiocese of Boston has designated as special collections in order to "more effectively carry out our mission as Catholics" and "to support important initiatives throughout our Archdiocese."

For 2018, we heard from the Archdiocese offices that opportunities were identified to strategically look at the collections in light of the mission of the Catholic Church and not as individual collections. In doing so, collections were grouped to reduce the number of special collections from 17 to 10, combined under common mission categories.


October 2018

Holy Father and Missionary Efforts: October 14, 2018
This collection will support the Holy Father’s “Peter’s Pence” collection that provides funds for emergency and disaster relief and for Catholic World Missions that support pastoral and evangelization efforts in mission dioceses. This collection will also provide support to The Catholic University of America (CUA) that educates priests and lay people for ministry and for the Inner City Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. Your generosity will assist the Holy Father as well as the various missionary efforts at home and abroad. For information on these Collections, go to:

  1. www.usccb.org/ppc
  2. www.propfaithboston.org
  3. www.cua.edu
  4. www.BostonCatholic.org

November 2018

Collection for Retired Religious Sisters: November 18, 2018
This collection is used to assist religious communities to provide for the retirement and health care needs of Sisters who have served in the Archdiocese. Please take this opportunity to say thank you to the Sisters who have served the Church of Boston so generously for so many years. Your contribution does make a difference. For more information, please contact Sister Marian Batho, CSJ, Delegate for Religious at 617-746-5637 or Sr_Marian_Batho@rcab.org.

December 2018

Clergy Health & Retirement Trust: December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day - ONLY Collection)
Merry Christmas from all the priests of the Archdiocese of Boston! The Christmas Collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church, and you. Please be generous to this important collection. For more information, please visit www.clergyfunds.org.

*Collaborative collection - not part of the Archdiocese-wide collection list


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