Home and Foreign Missions Collection: An easy way to help spread the Good News
January 21, 2021
Many people around the world, including here in the United States, still have not heard the Good News of Jesus Christ, or if they have, lack the support they need to grow their faith.
The Catholic faithful in the Omaha archdiocese have another opportunity to help the missionary work of the Church at home and abroad through the annual Home and Foreign Missions Collection during weekend Masses Feb. 6 and 7.
Also known as the archdiocese’s four-in-one collection, the effort raises money for four particular causes identified by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as needing support, comprising:
– Aid to the Church in Latin America to support evangelization, pastoral programs and formation for laity, religious and seminarians as well as humanitarian assistance for people in need,
– Support for the Church in the Holy Land to care for and maintain holy sites,
– Providing funds for academic scholarships to attend the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., the only U.S. university with pontifical faculties,
– Support for the four in 10 U.S. dioceses considered mission territories, where the faithful all too often lack access to basic pastoral services like Mass, the sacraments and religious education.
This consolidated collection allows the Church to pool resources more efficiently and carry out its mission to draw all people to Jesus.