Since 1898, The Catholic University of America has been greatly blessed by the generosity of parishioners around the country through the National Collection. James Cardinal Gibbons, our first chancellor and the ninth Archbishop of Baltimore, once called the collection “the people’s endowment.” Taking his words to heart, contributions from faithful parishioners have benefited generations of students.
Catholic University’s mission centers on the discovery of knowledge and truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church. Catholic University is faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ and dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason. Here are three ways, of the many, that Catholic University serves the mission of the Church:
Faith is tangible at Catholic University. It is expressed passionately through prayer, acts of charity, and a concern for justice. And, as a result, our students are transformed. Guided by the virtues, a spirit of generosity, and—above all—a love for God, they grow in understanding and wisdom. The people’s endowment is more than tuition assistance—it is a legacy, built upon 130 years of education in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
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Promotional materials can be found below to aid with National Collection efforts in your parish.
Collection Poster: English | Spanish
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5 Steps to Help Promote the Collection
English & Spanish
Letter from Bishops to Parishes
Weekend before collection
Weekend before collection and after
Weekend of collection
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