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

Diocese of Phoenix Special Collections 2019-21
Collection Title Formula for Dates Office Responsible 2019 2020 2021
Gospel of Life Third Sunday in January Marriage and Respect Life January 20, 2019 January 19, 2020 January 17, 2021
Catholic Relief Services Fourth Sunday in Lent CCHD / CRS March 31, 2019 March 22, 2020 March 14, 2021
Holy Land Good Friday Propagation of Faith April 19, 2019 April 10, 2020 April 2, 2021
Catholic Home Missions Last Sunday in April Propagation of Faith April 28, 2019 April 26, 2020 April 25, 2021
Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC)  Sunday between Ascension Thursday & Pentecost  Communications May 19, 2019 May 17, 2020  May 16, 2021
Peter’s Pence  Sunday nearest Feasts of Ss. Peter & Paul  Propagation of Faith June 30, 2019 June 28, 2020  June 29, 2021
Native American
& Black Missions
Sunday closest to July 14th Ethnic Ministries July 14, 2019 July 12, 2020 July 18, 2021
Special Needs: Churches in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe Second Sunday in August Propagation of Faith August 11, 2019 August 9, 2020 August 8, 2021
The Catholic University of America 1st or 3rd Sunday in Sept. Propagation of Faith Sept. 1 or 15, 2019 Sept. 6 or 20, 2020 Sept. 5 or 19, 2021
Mission Sunday Next to last Sunday in October Propagation of Faith October 20, 2019 October 18, 2020 October 24, 2021
Archdiocese of the Military Services AMS Every three years on the Sunday closest to Veteran’s Day Propagation of Faith November 10, 2019 no collection no collection
Campaign for Human Development Sunday before Thanksgiving CCHD / CRS November 24, 2019 November 22, 2020 November 21, 2021
Retirement Fund for Priests and Religious Second Sunday in December Consecrated Life December 8, 2019 December 13, 2020 December 12, 2021