Designated Offerings

Listed below are the "special collections" that the Cathedral receives throughout the calendar year, usually through a second collection at Mass or a special campaign.

Special CollectionBeneficiary            Time
Annual Paulist Appeal Supports the Paulist local and national mission of bringing lost Catholics home again, helping people of faith find common ground, instilling hope and faith in young people, and support and care for senior Paulists. January
Operation Rice Bowl Catholic Relief Services Lenten Missions: provides tangible assistance to our brothers and sisters in need around the world. During Lent
Catholic Relief Services CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. March
Diocesan CSA Catholic Services Appeal - enables the 11 counties of the Diocese of Grand Rapids to carry out the mission of the Church through its' various diocesan programs and ministries. March-April
World Mission Sunday Offerings from Catholics around the globe are distributed to about 1,100 mission dioceses. October
Campaign for Human Development Supports the domestic anti-poverty and social justice programs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. November
Retirement Fund for Religious Funds financial, educational, and consultative support that helps religious communities care for senior members and plan for long-term retirement needs. December

We also have a monthly “special needs collection” that is specifically for supporting the Cathedral's Samaritan Fund, Clothing Center, Catholic Information Center, and Debt Reduction. This is a collection where we ask our parishioners and visitors to contribute to so that we can continue our community outreach and enrich our Cathedral ministries.

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  Joe Chiaramonte
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