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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States to be taken up May 18-19

the Inland Register

(From the May 16, 2013 edition of the Inland Register)

The Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States, scheduled for the weekend of May 18-19 in parishes of the Spokane Diocese, is an opportunity for Eastern Washington Catholics to participate in the Church’s ministry efforts on a national scale.

Bishop Cupich has written to parishioners, asking for their support for the Collection.

“While it is true that we have a stellar record in reaching out to people abroad in their time of need, we also must not neglect the projects and institutions which build up the life of faith in the United States,” he wrote.

The Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States is used to help support national collections which the Catholic Church takes up throughout the year, in effect combining several collections into one:

• The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
• The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the U.S. bishops’ effort to combat the root causes of poverty. In the Spokane Diocese alone, CCHD grants contribute to the success of such efforts as Cancer Patient Care, Transitions’ New Leaf Bakery-Cafe, St. Margaret’s Shelter, Commitment to Community, and Blue Button Apparel.
• The Catholic Communications Campaign.
• The Retirement Fund for the Religious.
• The Black and Native American Missions.
• The Catholic Home Missions.

“Even as I ask for your generous support of this collection, I am mindful that our diocese continues to benefit from a number of organizations outside of our area which fund ministries and projects here,” wrote Bishop Cupich – the diocese receives “sizable grants” from the Black and Native American Missions and the Catholic Home Missions.

“So many of you have been generous in the past and I want to thank you for all the good that you do,” the bishop wrote. “Please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift to The Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States.”

Contributions can be given to parishes the weekend of May 18-19, or can be mailed directly to: The Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States, Catholic Diocese of Spokane, P.O. Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210-1453


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