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Latin American Collection

Sun, Jan 22 12:00 a - 1:00 a

The Collection for the Church in Latin America supports pastoral programs as awarded by the Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects include the work of evangelization, formation of laity, religious and seminarians, as well as youth ministry and catechesis. Funding is limited to programmatic expenses and excludes building construction except in cases of emergency.

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Catholic Communications Collection

Sun, Jan 22 12:00 a - 1:00 a

The essential mission of the CCC is to contribute to the process of evangelization by fostering activities in relation to television, radio, internet, and other media, and through special projects of the Catholic press. An annual collection is taken up in the dioceses, which remit 50% of the funds collected to the National Office. From these funds, grants are made by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Communication Campaign. The remaining portion of the collection is retained by the dioceses for use in local communication projects.

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Mass for Life

Sun, Jan 22 10:00 a - 11:00 a

St. Joseph's Catholic Church 512 S Elm Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060

The Annual Mass for Life will be celebrated by Bishop Robert Barron at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Owatonna. Please come join us and pray for the recognition of the dignity of all human life!

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Mankato Area Pre-Cana

Sat, Jan 28 9:00 a - 6:00 p

St. Thomas More Newman Center, 1502 Warren Street, Mankato, MN.

On the threshold of his public life, Jesus performs his first sign - at his mother's request - during a wedding feast. (John 2, 1-11) The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1613) Pre-Cana is an opportunity for engaged couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. They will learn about the beauty of Marriage as a sacrament and about how they can be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence to each other, to their future children and to those around them.

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Church in Central and Eastern Europe Collection

Wed, Feb 22 12:00 a - 1:00 a

Ash Wednesday: This collection provides aid by the Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe through bishopsâ?? conferences of Central and Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union to meet the needs of rebuilding the Church. It focuses on training seminarians and lay leaders, supporting social service programs, youth ministry, pastoral and catechetical centers, schools, church construction and renovation, and evangelization through Catholic media.

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Rice Bowl Collection (throughout lent)

Wed, Feb 22 12:00 a - 1:00 a

We are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to assist poor and suffering people in 93 countries on the basis of need, without regard to race, religion or nationality. Through CRS Rice Bowl, we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting and gifts to change the lives of the poor.

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St. Charles Borromeo Pre-Cana

Sat, Mar 04 8:15 a - 5:45 p

St. Charles Borromeo Parish 1900 E 6th St, St Charles, MN 55972

On the threshold of his public life, Jesus performs his first sign - at his mother's request - during a wedding feast. (John 2, 1-11) The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1613) Pre-Cana is an opportunity for engaged couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. They will learn about the beauty of Marriage as a sacrament and about how they can be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence to each other, to their future children and to those around them.

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Catholic Relief Services Collection

Sun, Mar 19 12:00 a - 12:00 p

This collection provides funding for Catholic Relief Services, the USCCB Offices of International Justice and Peace, Migration and Refugee Services, and Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, relief work of the Holy Father, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.

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Mankato Area Pre-Cana

Sat, Apr 01 9:00 a - 6:00 p

St. Thomas More Newman Center, 1502 Warren Street, Mankato, MN.

On the threshold of his public life, Jesus performs his first sign - at his mother's request - during a wedding feast. (John 2, 1-11) The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1613) Pre-Cana is an opportunity for engaged couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. They will learn about the beauty of Marriage as a sacrament and about how they can be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence to each other, to their future children and to those around them.

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Holy Land Collection

Fri, Apr 07 12:00 a - 1:00 a

The Collection for the Holy Land, in the words of Paul VI is "not only for the Holy Places but above all for those pastoral, charitable, educational, and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities.”

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Catholic Charities Collection

Sun, May 14 12:00 a - 1:00 a

Catholic Charities Collection - Mothers Day

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St. John Vianney, Fairmont Pre-Cana

Sat, Jun 24 8:30 a - 5:00 p

St John Vianney Church 901 S. Prairie Ave Fairmont, MN 56031

On the threshold of his public life Jesus performs his first sign - at his mother's request - during a wedding feast. (John 2, 1-11) The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1613) Pre-Cana is an opportunity for engaged couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. They will learn about the beauty of Marriage as a sacrament and about how they can be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence to each other, to their future children and to those around them.

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Peter's Pence Collection

Sun, Jul 02 12:00 a - 1:00 a

The Peter's Pence Collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests to aid the neediest throughout the world. Those who suffer as a result of war, oppression, and natural disasters. It likewise provides the faithful with a tangible opportunity to not only empower the weak, defenseless, and voiceless, but also sustain those who suffer.

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Black and Native American Collection

Sun, Aug 27 12:00 a - 12:00 a

Black and Native American: Mandated by the III Plenary Council in 1884, this National Collection for Black and Indian people continues as the embodiment of the Church's concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United States. The funds are distributed as grants to dioceses throughout the United States, supporting and strengthening evangelization programs which otherwise would cease. The Collection was formerly known as The Black and Indian Home Mission Collection. The name has been changed to accommodate the new Catholic Home Mission Collection.

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Catholic Home Missions Collection

Sun, Aug 27 12:00 a - 12:00 a

Catholic Home Missions: Launched in 1998, the Appeal strengthens the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories in 87 Latin and Eastern Catholic dioceses. The Subcommittee on the "Catholic Home Missions" funds a wide range of pastoral services, including evangelization, religious education, and the maintenance of mission parishes, the training of seminarians and lay ministers, and ministry with ethnic groups.

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World Mission Sunday (Propagation of Faith) Collection

Sun, Oct 22 12:00 a - 12:00 a

In 1926 Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October 1927. The Mission Sunday collection is always taken on the next to last Sunday during the month of October. That day is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity so Christians the world over will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.

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Campaign for Human Development Collection

Sun, Nov 19 12:00 a - 1:00 a

The Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development addresses the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and transformative education. Grants are awarded by the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development with the approval of local bishops.

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Catholic University Collection

Sun, Dec 10 12:00 a - 1:00 a

The Catholic University of America, located in Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Catholic Church. Founded in 1887, CUA offers students an excellent education in a faith-filled atmosphere that is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Collection for The Catholic University of America underwrites scholarships to assist financially deserving students in completing their education at CUA in over 50 disciplines.

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Retirement Fund for Religious Collection

Sun, Dec 10 8:30 a - 9:30 a

The Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) provides funding to any religious institute in the U.S. that is listed in the religious institute section of the OCD with an identifying OCD number, and that has an unfunded past service liability. It distributes direct care, planning and implementation assistance from the fund to religious institutes based on a formula and criteria approved by the conferences of major superiors and bishops. Annual appeal begun in 1988 and approved through 2017.

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Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services

Sun, Nov 09 12:00 a - 12:00 a

Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services

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