Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Each year, we call upon you for prayers, support and encouragement for the Holy Father’s Good Friday Collection. This year’s collection will be on Friday, April 15, 2022.  Pope Francis has asked our diocese to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines.

The pandemic hit particularly hard the Christians in the Holy Land. Most of them depend on pilgrimages to work. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection is also necessary to meet the basic needs of the People of God still living in this Land where the Church was born.

When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.


For more information about Christians in the Holy Land, visit

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Most Reverend William D. Byrne

  Bishop of Springfield