Annual Collection to support the Church in Central and Eastern Europe to be taken up Ash Wednesday

This Ash Wednesday, March 6, parishes in the Diocese of Trenton will be taking up the annual collection to support the Catholic Church in Central and Eastern Europe. The funds collected are used to support seminaries, youth ministry, social service programs, pastoral centers, church construction and renovation and Catholic communications projects in 28 counties in Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2017, the Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe awarded more than $9 million through more than 300 grants. Among projects recently supported is the construction of a Catholic youth center in a remote part of the nation of Georgia, helping to form a new generation of disciples.

The Subcommittee oversees the collection and an annual grant program as part of the USCCB Committee on National Collections.

For more information on this collection and to view the 2017 Annual Report for this collection to see how your gift makes a difference, visit:

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