Helping the Holy Father to help our brothers and sister in need: Today it is customary for the Church to take up the collection for Peter’s Pence, the collection which funds the charitable activities of the Church around the world, to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.
Pope Francis calls each of us to witness to charity and to show God’s mercy to one another. He encourages us to “open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognise that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!” (Misericordiae Vultus (no. 15). 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.
The Peter’s Pence Collection has raised nearly £160 million to support our suffering brothers and sisters around the globe. Two years ago, the Peter’s Pence Collection in Motherwell Diocese raised £37,370, an excellent testimony to the charity of people in the diocese. Thank you for standing in solidarity with the Holy See through your generosity.
The Peter’s Pence Collection will be taken up the weekends of 26/27 June and 4/5 July 2021.