The Peter's Pence Collection derives its name from an ancient custom. In ninth-century England. King Alfred the Great collected money, a "pence," from landowners as financial support for the Pope. Today, the Peter's Pence Collection supports the Pope's philanthropy by giving the Holy Father the means to provide emergency assistance to those in need because of natural disaster, war, oppression, and disease.
We will have a second Collection at the doors the weekend of June 29/30. Please be as generous as you are able. To find out more about this important collection please visit http://www.peterspence.va/en.html.