The bishops of the United States created the national collections so that, by combining resources, the Universal Church can more effectively carry out its mission as Catholics. Each of these important collections is worthy of every Catholic's support. Each collection represents the Catholic community of faith at work in the world, saving souls and improving lives.
The bishops encourage the faithful to view the national collections in the light of stewardship and of sharing. God has given us our light and our prosperity, all we need and more. It is right and just that we give something back through these collections, helping people in our own country and around the world to live better and to grow in the love of Jesus.
Second Collections are to be taken up at all the Masses in all parishes, missions, chapels and stations of the Diocese of Corpus Christi. Please give generously to these collections.