2016

Parishioners donate $5 million in special collections

Catholics of the Archdiocese of St. Louis donated more than $5 million in special collections last year — funds that help the Church meet needs in critical areas in the archdiocese and around the world.

The donations were made to the 19 once-a-year collections supporting various local, national and international programs and four one-time collections related to disaster responses. The one-time collections went to Middle East refugee response, $35,728, Hurricane Matthew/Haiti reconstruction, $91,721; local and national flood relief, $327,775; and Louisiana flood relief, $257,306.

2016 year in review

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The year 2016 was filled with events both grand and everyday – the canonization of Mother Teresa, the anniversaries of the archdiocesan Latin America Apostolate and Pan y Amor program, door-to-door evangelization programs, evangelizing through Pokemon Go and stories of Catholics on fire for their faith. The Year of Mercy helped Catholics focus on God's infinite mercy. Our Catholic faith helped us in the sad times, the departures of Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Little Sisters of the Poor and the sudden death of Father Tim Bannes, among others.

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