USCCB urges faithful to participate in Jan. 27-28 collection for Latin America

January 14, 2024 at 6:51 p.m.
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By EMMALEE ITALIA
Contributing Editor

The annual nationwide Collection for the Church in Latin America, taken up Jan. 27-28 in the Diocese of Trenton, will help support vital ministries in Central and South America and the Caribbean islands, including seminary studies for future priests, pastoral ministries including reconciliation and spiritual direction, and job search assistance for prisoners completing jail sentences.

Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America, the funds also support program expenses for the work of evangelization, formation of laity, youth ministry and catechesis.

“Last year, the collection delivered more than $6.5 million in grants to help people who reside in regions where poverty, political and religious persecution, and other hardships make it difficult for the Church to support itself,” the USCCB reported in an article on its website. “The Church in the United States has strengthened its relationship with the Church in Latin America through this collection for nearly 60 years.”  

“In an era with too much focus on what divides us from our sisters and brothers in Latin America, Catholics across the United States continue to strengthen our bonds of faith, hope, and love through their gifts to the U.S. bishops’ annual Collection for the Church in Latin America,” said Bishop Octavio Cisneros, emeritus auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn and chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America.

The collection funded 251 grants in 2023 to support evangelization, catechesis, family ministry, pro-life work and outreach to prisoners, university students, Indigenous communities, seminarians, clergy and those in consecrated life; as well as for emergency disaster relief after hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Donations can be given at Mass or through parishes’ online giving/e-offertory platform. #iGiveCatholicTogether also accepts funds for the collection.

For more information: https://www.usccb.org/committees/church-latin-america

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The annual nationwide Collection for the Church in Latin America, taken up Jan. 27-28 in the Diocese of Trenton, will help support vital ministries in Central and South America and the Caribbean islands, including seminary studies for future priests, pastoral ministries including reconciliation and spiritual direction, and job search assistance for prisoners completing jail sentences.

Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America, the funds also support program expenses for the work of evangelization, formation of laity, youth ministry and catechesis.

“Last year, the collection delivered more than $6.5 million in grants to help people who reside in regions where poverty, political and religious persecution, and other hardships make it difficult for the Church to support itself,” the USCCB reported in an article on its website. “The Church in the United States has strengthened its relationship with the Church in Latin America through this collection for nearly 60 years.”  

“In an era with too much focus on what divides us from our sisters and brothers in Latin America, Catholics across the United States continue to strengthen our bonds of faith, hope, and love through their gifts to the U.S. bishops’ annual Collection for the Church in Latin America,” said Bishop Octavio Cisneros, emeritus auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn and chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America.

The collection funded 251 grants in 2023 to support evangelization, catechesis, family ministry, pro-life work and outreach to prisoners, university students, Indigenous communities, seminarians, clergy and those in consecrated life; as well as for emergency disaster relief after hurricanes, earthquakes and floods.

Donations can be given at Mass or through parishes’ online giving/e-offertory platform. #iGiveCatholicTogether also accepts funds for the collection.

For more information: https://www.usccb.org/committees/church-latin-america

The Church needs quality Catholic journalism now more than ever.  Please consider supporting this work by signing up for a SUBSCRIPTION (click HERE) or making a DONATION to The Monitor (click HERE).  Thank you for your support.  

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