Special Collections

This is a Second Collection for Special Needs.  

Black, Native American & Latin American Mission  [First Sunday in Lent]

Catholic Relief Services Annual Appeal [Fourth Sunday in Lent]

Holy Land [Good Friday]   As is our custom, we take up this collection here at Our Lady Queen of Peace and Saint Margaret of Cortona on Palm Sunday. 

Eastern European Collection  [Fourth Sunday in May]

Catholic Communication Campaign  [First Sunday in June]

Holy Father  [Last Sunday in July] 

Catholic Home Missions  [Fourth Sunday of August]

Catholic University Collection  Fourth Sunday in September

Mission Sunday  [Next to last Sunday in October]

Catholic Campaign for Human Development:   [Sunday before Thanksgiving]  Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty.  This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to lift themselves out of poverty.  By supporting this collection, you give people a hand up, not a hand out.  Please give to the CCHD collection. 


Catholic Charities of Albany November 28, 2021


Works of Mercy Initiative Annual Collection:   

We Need You!!  The annual collection for The Works of Mercy Initiative, which is sponsored by the Schenectady area Roman Catholic Churches and brings the Catholic tradition of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy alive in our parishes and surrounding communities by helping those in need in our area, will be taken up the weekend of December 5-6.   Help support the continued work of this parish-based ministry by making your contribution. As with all things, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way they operate. However, while the way they do things may have changed, their commitment to living the works of mercy in accordance with Catholic tradition remains unchanged.


Good Neighbor Program:   is busy helping provide children with clothing to help them feel comfortable, confident, and ready to learn knowing they will have clean, well-fitting clothing to wear to school

Called to Serve Family Sunday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phqL4BH_Xfo&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR12ErR3nL_0dOCZq2mKxN1U-YqH3eXcVDBfHrouJV9IPw_xXPLJDX8F1j0s held virtually November 15, 2020  at 2 pm which offered an afternoon of fellowship, prayer, and service right from your own home

Pastoral Care work continues through collaborations that help address the spiritual needs of the homebound and those living in area nursing homes and adult care facilities.

If you are coming to church, place this donation  in a white envelope  labeled Works of  Mercy, and place it along with your weekly donation in the large basket located near the main entrance of the church.  If you have not yet returned to church, we ask that you consider sending your donation to the parish office.  Please mark your white envelope Works of Mercy Collection.  You may also

donate online at www.worksofmercyschdy.org  Visit their website to learn more about the Works of Mercy Initiative and to make your donation today!