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Second Collection 2024

SECOND COLLECTIONS THIS YEAR 

Following is the list. If you would like to donate to a specific Second Collection, or to all of them, by cash / cheque, please put your donation in an envelope with details, and place it in the basket at OLOL door, or or give it to the parish priest. It would be great if you could make a donation online to the parish accounts with reference 2ND-COLLECTION, and gift aid it.

For more information about Second Collections, please see our 2024 Yearbook or visit the diocesan website www.rcdea.org.uk It is hoped that the Second Collections will be generously supported. Many thanks.

RACIAL JUSTICE Sunday January 28 – An optional collection. Send money to Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW) via Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

MISSIONARY ORDERS: Weekend 17th-18th February A mandatory collection for The Missionary Society of St. Paul. Fr Charles will say Mass and make an appeal in our Parish. More information on https://mspfathers.co.uk/

 

CAFOD Sunday February 25 – Family Fast Day Friday February 23: An optional collection of donations raised on Family Fast Day. Send money to: CAFOD Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB

 

HOLY LAND SHRINES Good Friday – March 29 – A mandatory collection. Send money to the Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

VOCATIONS Sunday April 21 – A mandatory (Local Ordinary) collection, for the formation of our diocesan seminarians. Send money to Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK Sunday May 12 – A mandatory (Holy See) collection. Send money to the Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE LIFE CHARITIES Sunday June 16 – Day for Life: A mandatory (CBCEW) collection. Send money to CaTEW via Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

PETER’S PENCE Sunday June 30 – A mandatory (Holy See) collection. Send money to Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

STELLA MARIS Sunday July 14 – Sea Sunday: A mandatory collection. Send money to: Freepost RTKT-KCYH-BBYA, Stella Maris, 39 Eccleston Square, London, SW1V 1BX

 

CATHOLIC EDUCATION SERVICE Sunday September 8 – An optional collection. Send money to Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE Sunday September 15 – Evangelii Gaudium (Home Mission) Sunday: A mandatory (CBCEW) collection. Send money to CaTEW via Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

CAFOD Sun, October 6 – Harvest Fast Day Friday October 4 An optional collection of donations raised on Family Fast Day. Send money to: CAFOD Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB

 

MISSIO Sunday October 20 – World Mission Sunday: A mandatory (Holy See) collection. Send money to: Mgr Canon James Cronin, National Director Missio, 23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU

 

CARITAS EAST ANGLIA/ST EDMUND’S FUND Sunday November 3 – Diocesan Social Outreach: An optional collection. Send money to Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH SERVICE Sunday November 24 – An optional collection. Send money to Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

DIOCESAN DEPENDENT PRIESTS’ FUND Sunday December 15 – A mandatory (Local Ordinary) collection. Send money to Diocesan Finance Office. Please make cheques payable to RCDEA.

 

Please support the above charities, or a special appeal, by:

- sending your donations directly to them.

- cash in an envelope (Please say it is general 'Second Collection' or for a particular charity).

- BACS via the Parish accounts (details in the weekly bulletin),

- or Dona machine

 

You may name a particular charity, or make a general donation (please mark 'Second Collection' in the reference); the Parish will divide your donations equally to all of them. Thank you very much for your generosity

Dona system in OLOL church for your contribution by card. The system is very easy to use – simply select the amount you wish to donate and pay by contactless card or via your PIN. If this is the first time you have used the card you will be asked whether you wish to Gift Aid your donation; if you are a taxpayer please say “Yes” to help the Parish reclaim your tax. If you use the same card again in future you would not be asked the Gift Aid question again.

 

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much for your generosity. 

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