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National and Diocesan Collections

Contribute to second collections to help support the Church's pastoral work at home and around the world by giving to the second collections taken up in your parish. If you miss your parish collection, or wish to give outside of the collection, you may send your donation to:

Office of National Collections
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
P. O. Box 96278
Washington DC 20090-6278

Make your check payable to USCCB-name of collection (e.g. USCCB-Church in Latin America, USCCB-Catholic Communication Campaign, etc...).

Gifts for the Peter's Pence Collection should NOT be sent to USCCB but instead should be sent directly to the Vatican through the Apostolic Nunciature in the United States at 3339 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008.p>

The following collections are approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the specific needs of the Church. These collections are taken up in parishes as a second collection after the Sunday offertory.

Diocesan Second Collections

In addition to National Second Collections, we also have the following to address specific diocesan needs:

The Arlington Catholic Herald

Supporting the official, award-winning newspaper of the diocese and its mission to evangelize through news from a Catholic perspective.

Retired Priests

This second collection is an opportunity to give back to our retired priests who have given the greater part of their lives to serve our diocesan Church.

Catholic Charities Christmas Collection

By donating to Catholic Charities Christmas Collection, you are helping to serve the poor, protect the vulnerable, and welcome the newcomer in our diocese.


View weekend and date schedule for 2023 National and Diocesan Collections