To: Priests in Solidum, Pastors, Moderators, Family Mission Support Directors and Business Managers
From: Jim Thomas | Director of Mission Advancement
Subject: Envelopes for a USSCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection
We have heard that some of our parishes have received envelopes for a collection in November to support the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. These envelopes were not sent to your parish on behalf of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Since 2013, the Archdiocese of Detroit has opted to not participate in the USCCB-led annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Rather, we use a weekend in November to collect gifts to support the work of our local charitable arm, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.
As a reminder, the only national collections that the Archdiocese of Detroit asks parishes to participate in are:
- Collection for the Church in Eastern and Central Europe
- Catholic Relief Services Collection
- Peter’s Pence Collection
- Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 596-7400.