Second Collections in the Archdiocese of Cape Town 2016

The following table gives the dates, names and descriptions of second collections taken in all parishes of the Archdiocese throughout the year.

For queries please contact: Tina Langley. Tel 021 462 2417

 

Date   Collection
  Feb 7 Society of Missionary Children Collection (Holy Childhood)
   

sent to Rome for distribution to children’s charities around the world

  Feb 14 Lenten Appeal Collection begins
   

sent to the SA Bishops’ Conference in Pretoria for distribution to various needy institutions and charities, and for the support of the various works and departments of the Conference.

  Mar 25 Good Friday Collection (Holy Places)
   

Optional — sent to the Franciscans in the Holy Land for the maintenance and upkeep of the Christian shrines there. (The collection may be shared between the parish and the holy places).

  Apr 17 Ecclesiastical Education Fund Collection
   

for the training and education of seminarians and secular priests of the Archdiocese.

  May 1 PMS Membership Sunday Collection
   

Optional — individual membership subscriptions to the Pontifical Mission-Aid Societies

  May 8 Priests’ Sick Fund Collection  
   

for the support of ill and infirm priests (secular and religious) engaged in pastoral work in the Archdiocese.

  Jul 3 Peter’s Pence Collection
   

sent to Rome for the support of the Pope and his works of charity.

  Jul 10 Seafarers Sunday Collection  
   

Optional — for the support of the work of the Apostleship of the Sea chaplaincy in the Archdiocese.

  Aug 7 Missionaries Education Fund (Opus Sancti Petri) Collection
   

sent to Rome for distribution to mission territories for the training and education of local clergy and religious sisters and brothers.

  Sep 4 Social Communications Sunday
   

Optional — sent to the SA Bishops’ Conference in Pretoria for the work of Social Communications

  Sep 25 Priests’ Provident Fund (Retirement Fund) Collection
   

for the maintenance of retired secular priests of the Archdiocese, including their medical costs.

  Oct 23 Mission Sunday Collection
   

for distribution by the Pontifical Mission-Aid Societies, for support of missionaries throughout the world.

  Nov 6 Prison Ministry Sunday Collection
   

Optional

  Nov 20 Mortuary List Sunday Collection
   
  Nov 27 Advent Appeal Collection begins
   

for local development projects and charitable works of the Archdiocese.