Peter’s Pence Collection, This Weekend
There will be a Peter’s Pence second collection at all masses this weekend, July 1 & 2…
When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, a humanitarian crisis began for Ukrainians, whose lives were shattered by the violence of war. Many left their homes in eastern cities in Ukraine for cities in the west, such as Lviv, farther from the most intense fighting. From the beginning of the war, the Holy Father pleaded for an end to the violence and expressed his love and concern for the Ukrainian people who were its victims. In solidarity with the victims of war, the papal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, made two visits to Ukraine in March 2022. He first visited the cities of Rivne and Zhovka and other regions directly affected by the early conflict. He returned to Ukraine to celebrate Mass in the cathedral in Lviv and to deliver an ambulance donated by the Holy Father to the Center for Mother and Child Health to assist children displaced by the war.
The Holy Father’s charitable outreach to victims of war, migrants and refugees, and the poor affected by illness and natural disasters is supported by contributions to the Peter’s Pence Collection. When you participate in the collection, you join Catholics across the globe in supporting the pope’ mission of mercy as well as the activities of the Holy See’s dicasteries that assist his ministry.
Support for such papal efforts is rooted in the scriptural message to take care of the poor and expresses unity with the Holy Father in two ways: through the ongoing activities of the Holy See and through the charitable works of the Holy Father on behalf of those most in need.
How You Can Help
PRAY: Pray for the Holy Father, for those he reaches out to serve in compassion, and for the ongoing activities of the Holy See, all of which benefit from the Peter’s Pence Collection.
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GIVE: Give generously to the second collection as a sign of mercy to those who suffer around the globe and in support of the ongoing work of the Holy See. By doing so, you help build up the Church so that it will continue to minister to all for generations to come.
You may also give electronically via GiveCentral HERE: https://bit.ly/3wO9eUm
For more information on Peter’s Pence, please visit the Vatican’s Peter’s Pence website: https://www.obolodisanpiecro.va/en/cos-e-l-obolo.html.Tags: #olwparish, #peterspence, #secondcollection