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Diocese of Honolulu Second Collections

For more information on Second Collections in the Diocese of Honolulu, email kcabiles@rcchawaii.org 
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* UPDATED 2020 Second Collection List

2021 Second Collections List


Second Collection Descriptions   |   Word Document of Descriptions   |   Announcement scripts

Provided below are short descriptions about our Second Collections. 

Church in Latin America and Black & Indian Missions
The Diocese of Honolulu combines these two collections in the month of January. 

Church in Latin America- The Collection for the Church in Latin America supports pastoral programs as awarded by the Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects include the work of evangelization, formation of laity, religious and seminarians, as well as youth ministry and catechesis. Funding is limited to programmatic expenses and excludes building construction except in cases of emergency.

Black & Indian Missions - Mandated by the III Plenary Council in 1884, the 125- year-old National Collection for Black and Indian people continues as the embodiment of the Church’s concern for evangelizing the Black and Indian peoples of the United States. The funds are distributed as grants to dioceses throughout the United States, supporting and strengthening evangelization programs which otherwise would cease. The Collection was formerly known as The Black and Indian Home Mission Collection.

Augustine Educational Foundation
Founded in 1984, the mission of the Augustine Educational Foundation is to provide tuition assistance to help families with financial needs that count on Hawaii Catholic Schools for their children’s education.

Catholic Relief Services
This collection provides funding for Catholic Relief Services, the USCCB Offices of International Justice and Peace, Migration and Refugee Services, and Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, relief work of the Holy Father, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. 

Rice Bowl 
CRS Rice Bowl provides funding for Catholic Relief Services’ food security projects which support agriculture, nutrition, education, and self-sufficiency in communities around the world. 75% is remitted to CRS for overseas projects and 25% may be retained in the diocese for local antipoverty programs. 

Holy Land (Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land)
Pontifical Collection for the support of the Holy Places, but above all for those pastoral, charitable, educational and social works which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local communities. 

Catholic Communication Campaign
The essential mission of the CCC is to contribute to the process of evangelization by fostering activities in relation to television, radio, internet, and other media, and through special projects of the Catholic press. 

Peter's Pence (Collection for the Holy Father)
The Peter’s Pence Collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests to aid the neediest throughout the world—those who suffer as a result of war, oppression, and natural disasters. It likewise provides the faithful with a tangible opportunity to not only empower the weak, defenseless, and voiceless, but also sustain those who suffer.

Diocese of Honolulu Seminarian Education Fund
The education costs (tuition, room and board) per seminarian total approximately $320,000 over the course of his four years of undergraduate studies in philosophy, four years of graduate studies in Theology, and one year of pastoral formation within a parish community. Please prayerfully consider making a financial donation towards priestly vocations.  Your gift would directly contribute to the education of our seminarians and is much needed and greatly appreciated. 

Catholic Charities Hawaii
Serving Hawai‘i since 1947, Catholic Charities Hawai’i provides a wide range of social services with dignity, compassion, social justice, and a commitment to excellence. Through programs and advocacy efforts, Catholic Charities Hawai’i serves all people, especially those with the greatest need, regardless of their faith or culture.

As part of the largest private network of social service organizations in the United States, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers much needed programs and services statewide, serving 40,000 individuals each year.

Catholic University of America
Provides funding for academic scholarships at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in response to the commitment made by the bishops at its foundation in 1887. It is the only U.S. university with Pontifical faculties. Students are enrolled from all 50 states and almost 100 countries in 12 schools. 

World Mission Sunday
In 1926 Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October 1927. The Mission Sunday collection is always taken on the next to last Sunday during the month of October. That day is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity so Christians the world over will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world. 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
The Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development addresses the root causes of poverty in America through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and transformative education. Grants are awarded by the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development with the approval of local bishops.

Retirement Fund for Religious
The Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) provides funding to any religious institute in the U.S. that is listed in the religious institute section of the OCD with an identifying OCD number, and that has an unfunded past service liability 



Second Collection Descriptions   |   Word Document of Descriptions   |   Announcement scripts