The Society for the Propagation of the Faith is one of four Pontifical Mission Societies. The others are: The Society of St. Peter Apostle, The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious and the Holy Childhood Association.

Under the direction of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Rome, Italy), and the bishops, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith seeks to foster an ever-deeper spirit of universal mission, to inform Catholics of the life and the needs of the Catholic Church in the Missions, and to encourage prayer and financial help for those mission churches.

We coordinate special collections:

  • Mission Sunday
  • Mission Cooperation
  • Catholic Home Mission

We also coordinated the following special collections:

  • Peter’s Pence
  • Special Needs
  • Holy Land
  • Archdiocese of the Military Services (AMS)
  • Catholic University Appeal

Through the offerings of Catholics worldwide, the Propagation of the Faith provides ongoing support for the pastoral and evangelizing programs of the Catholic Church in Africa, Asia, the Islands of the Pacific and remote regions of Latin America. This includes aid for the education and support of seminarians, Religious novices and lay catechists; for the work of Religious Communities in education, health care and social services; for communication and transportation needs, and for disaster and emergency relief when necessary.

The national office for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the United States is located in New York; the national director is Rev. Andrew Small, OMI. This Manhattan location is also the national office for The Society of St. Peter the Apostle and The Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

Propagation of the Faith
400 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Margo Gonzalez
(602) 354-2005

National Collections Schedule
Diocese of Phoenix Special Collections 2015-2017


Collection Title Formula for Dates Office Responsible 2015 2016
Special Needs Church in Africa Church in Latin America; Church in Latin America, Eastern Europe Fourth Sunday in January Propagation of Faith January 25, 2015 January 24, 2016
Catholic Relief Services Fourth Sunday in Lent Chancery March 15, 2015 March 6, 2016
Catholic Home Missions Last Sunday in April Propagation of Faith April 26, 2015 April 24, 2016
Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC)  Sunday between Ascension Thursday & Pentecost  Communications  May 17, 2015  May 8, 2016
Peter’s Pence  Sunday nearest Feasts of SS. Peter & Paul  Propagation of Faith  June 28, 2015  June 26, 2016
Native American & Black Mission Sunday closest to July 14th Ethnic Ministry Office July 12, 2015 July 17, 2016
The Catholic University 1st or 3rd Sunday in Sept. Propagation of Faith Sept. 6 or 13, 2015 Sept. 4th or 18, 2016
Gospel of Life Appeal First Sunday in October Respect Life Office October 4, 2015 October 2, 2016
Mission Sunday Next to Last Sunday in October Propagation of Faith October 18, 2015 October 23, 2016
Campaign for Human Development Sunday before Thanksgiving Chancery Nov. 22, 2015 November 20, 2016
Retirement Fund for Priests and Religious Second Sunday in December Office of Religious & Vicar for Priests Office Dec. 13, 2015 December 11, 2016
Archdiocese of the Military Services AMS Every three years beginning in 2013 Sunday closest to Veteran’s Day Propagation of Faith November 13, 2016