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Catholic Home Missions: Strengthening the Church at Home
Since 1998, the national collection for Catholic Home Missions has been a powerful expression of stewardship and our Catholic communion. Catholics from parishes across the United States give generously to offer desperately needed help to the Mission Church here at home.
While a special collection will be held in many parishes across the country the weekend of April 27-28, 2013, in the Diocese of Gaylord, the Catholic Home Missions Collection is supported by gifts to the annual the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA).
The focus of Catholic Home Missions is to provide grants to strengthen the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories by helping mission dioceses fund essential ministries, including pastoral programs, catechesis, youth ministry and seminary formation. The Diocese of Gaylord has been blessed to receive a total $210,000 over the past three years to assist with seminarian formation, faith development, Hispanic ministry and technology.
By giving to the Catholic Home Missions Collection, our Catholic brothers and sisters across the country stand in solidarity with us and other dioceses that face unique challenges in ministry. We do the same through our support of the Catholic Services Appeal, responding as good stewards of the gifts received by God. A portion of our gifts to CSA are forwarded for use by Catholic Home Missions as well as most of the other national and international collections of the Universal Catholic Church.
The Catholic Home Missions Collection is administered by the Committee on the Home Missions, a division of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. To learn more about Home Missions funding and who it helps, please visit the USCCB Catholic Home Missions Website.