WASHINGTON – The annual Collection for the Church in Latin America will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of Jan. 27-28.
For more than 50 years, the collection has been a sign of solidary between the Churches of the United States and those in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2017, the collection approved nearly $7.2 million dollars in grants to support the Church in Latin America and Caribbean.
“Through this collection, Catholics across the United States put their faith into action and build community with our brothers and sisters in Latin America and Caribbean,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., chairman of the Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America. “Support to this collection is an act of the compassion that our faith calls us to.”
The collection supports the work of the Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America by funding grants for a variety of pastoral efforts such as lay leadership training, seminarian and religious formation, prison ministry and youth ministry. All of these efforts help Catholics share their faith.
Learn about the collection and the projects it supports, including an interactive map, a video on the history of the collection and an annual report. The home page for the collection is www.usccb.org/latin-america.