**There will be a special collection next weekend, August 5th / 6th for the Extension Society. This collection helps support and strengthens poor mission dioceses across the United States. Please be generous in your support.
The bishops of the United States established the national collections to support the Church’s works of social justice, evangelization and education. Jesus reminds us that the two greatest commandments are to love God with our whole heart, our whole mind, and our whole soul; and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The national collections offer us an opportunity to help our neighbors in the light of the Gospel. In doing so, we act as faithful stewards of the gifts God has given us.