In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called each of us to be a witness of charity. He encourages us to "open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!" (Misericordiae Vultus [MV], no. 15). The Peter's Pence Collection unites us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity allows the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters.
The national collection date for the Peter's Pence Collection is the weekend of June 25-26, 2016. The purpose of the Peter's Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.
The USCCB National Collections Committee oversees the promotion of the Peter's Pence Collection. The Peter's Pence Collection has raised nearly $190 million to support our suffering brothers and sisters around the globe.
The Peter's Pence Collection derives its name from an ancient custom. In ninth-century England. King Alfred the Great collected money, a "pence," from landowners as financial support for the Pope.
Donations can be mailed to: Peter's Pence Collection, The Apostolic Nunciature, [[In-content Ad]]
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008.