Posted on June 10, 2017 05:43






Cardinal Glennon Hospital - Built in the 1950s at the request of Cardinal Joseph Ritter, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center is the only free-standing Catholic pediatric hospital in the world. Executive Director of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, Dan Buck says that this annual collection dates back to the 1950s when Cardinal Ritter asked for support from Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis to help build the children’s hospital.


Mission Coop Plan – One of the most important missionary education, animation, and support programs is the Missionary Plan of Cooperation. Each year, in cooperation with the National Office of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Mission Office extends an invitation to missionary groups and dioceses in mission lands to speak at parishes in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. These groups and dioceses make an appeal for their missionary cause and ask for the parishioners’ prayers and financial support. Through the generosity of each parishioner, these missionary groups and dioceses receive the help they need to spread the Good News of Jesus and his message of hope, love, and peace to people around the world.


Holy Father (Peter’s Pence) - In September of 2006, Pope Benedict XVI gave a homily in which he explained that those who are baptized create one family of believers who are never alone. The Peter's Pence Collection unites us in solidarity to the Holy See and its works of charity to those in need. Your generosity allows the Pope to respond to our suffering brothers and sisters with promptness, love, and compassion, so God's people will not feel alone in their time of misfortune.


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