This collection helps provide for the basic needs of our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate.
As Catholics, we are called to open our hands and our hearts in order to recognize Jesus in the poor. When we give to others, especially the poor, we are giving to Christ. That is what Jesus promised in Matthew 25 when He said, “Whatever you did for one of these least, you did for me.”
Bishop Ronald W. Gainer
Collection fights Poverty, Hunger & Homelessness in Diocese
The Matthew 25 Collection allows the Church of Harrisburg to address the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing on a local level through food banks, soup kitchens and other parish-supported projects that assist those in need. All of the funds collected benefit local needs.Seventy-five percent of the monies collected will be distributed to programs within the diocese to address the needs of the poor. Twenty-five percent of the monies will be returned to parishes for their use in assisting others.The Matthew 25 Collection replaces the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.