On March 26, parishioners in the Diocese of Orlando will have the opportunity to support migrant and minority communities through the special collections for Farmworker Ministry, Black and Indian people, and Home Missions.
The Farmworker Ministry collection is a local collection that provides funding assistance to the many Diocesan programs working to empower our farmworker community through education, advocacy, and spiritual growth.
Since 1884, the National Collection for Black and Indian people has continued 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 Catholic Home Missions Collection primarily supports dioceses in the United States and its territories that are unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship, and service without outside help. The collection supports a wide range of pastoral services. It focuses principally on evangelization activities, religious education, and ministry training for priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, and laypeople, and supports poor parishes across the country.