Society for the Propagation of the Faith
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Propagation of the Faith
400 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is one of four Pontifical Mission Societies. The others are: The Society of St. Peter Apostle, The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious and the Holy Childhood Association.
Under the direction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Rome, Italy), and the bishops, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks to foster an ever-deeper spirit of universal mission, to inform Catholics of the life and the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions, and to encourage prayer and financial help for those mission churches.
Along with Mission Sunday, Mission Cooperation, Peter's Pence, Lent/Christmas Appeal, this office also coordinated the following special collections: Holy Land, Catholic Home Missions and Special Needs.
Through the offerings of Catholics worldwide, the Propagation of the Faith provides ongoing support for the pastoral and evangelizing programs of the Catholic Church in Africa, Asia, the Islands of the Pacific and remote regions of Latin America. This includes aid for the education and support of seminarians, Religious novices and lay catechists; for the work of Religious Communities in education, health care and social services; for communication and transportation needs, and for disaster and emergency relief when necessary.
The national office for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the United States is located in New York; the national director is Rev. Andrew Small, OMI. This Manhattan location is also the national office for The Society of St. Peter the Apostle and The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.
Following is the list of special collections for the Diocese of Phoenix.
|Collection Title||Formula for Dates||Office Responsible||
|Catholic Relief Services||Fourth Sunday in Lent||Chancery||March 18, 2012||March 10, 2013||March 30, 2014|
|Holy Land||Good Friday||Propagation of Faith||April 6, 2012||March 29, 2013||April 18, 2014|
|Catholic Home Missions||Last Sunday in April||Propagation of Faith||April 29, 2012||April 28, 2013||April 27, 2014|
|Communications||Mid-May||Communications Office||May 20, 2012||May 12, 2013||June 1, 2014|
|The Catholic University||Second Sunday in June||Propagation of Faith||June 10, 2012||June 9, 2013||Sep 7 or Sep 14, 2014|
|Native American and Black Mission||Sunday closest to July 14th||Ethnic Ministry Office||July 15, 2012||July 14, 2013||July 13, 2014|
|Special Needs Church in Latin America, Church in Africa, Church in Eastern Europe||Second Saturday in August||Propagation of Faith||August 12, 2012||August 11, 2013||January 12, 2014|
|Peter's Pence||Third Sunday in September||Propagation of Faith||Sep 16, 2012||Sep 15, 2013||June 29, 2014|
|Gospel of Life Collection||First Sunday in October||Respect Life Office||Oct 7, 2012||Oct 6, 2013||Oct 5, 2014|
|Mission Sunday||Next to last Sunday in October||Propagation of Faith||Oct 21, 2012||Oct 20, 2013||Oct 19, 2014|
|Campaign for Human Development||Sunday before Thanksgiving||Chancery||Nov 18, 2012||Nov 24, 2013||Nov 23, 2014|
|Retirement Fund for Priests and Religious||Second Sunday in December||Office of Religious & Vicar for Priests Office||Dec 9, 2012||Dec 8, 2013||Dec 13, 2014|