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Special Kids/Special Needs
Campaign

A second collection supported by parishes in the Diocese of Arlington

To make a donation, click here.

About 2nd Collections to benefit Porto Charities

Every year, between 40-50 parishes from our Diocese volunteer to hold a second collection at one of their Sunday masses to benefit Porto Charities' Special Kids/Special Needs campaign. This second collection effort is fully endorsed and encouraged by Bishop Burbidge. 

100% of ALL donations become grants awarded to Catholic schools right here in our Diocese so that they may start new programs to welcome students with disabilities, or expand their current services for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Parishes Scheduled to hold a
2nd Collection for Porto Charities in 2023

Scroll down the table to find your parish
Parish Name
Collection Weekend
Bellarmine Chapel at George Mason
10/08/2023
Blessed Sacrament
06/04/2023
Cathedral of St, Thomas More
08/27/2023
Christ the Redeemer
07/16/2023
Good Shepherd
10/29/2023
Holy Spirit (Celebrant Bishop Burbidge)
10/08/2023
Holy Trinity Parish
10/08/2023
Our Lady Queen of Peace
10/01/2023
Our Lady of Angels, Woodbridge
06/11/2023
Our Lady of Good Counsel
09/17/2023
Our Lady of Hope
07/09/2023
Our Lady of the Blue Ridge
03/26/2023
Precious Blood
10/29/2023
Queen of Apostles
07/23/2023
Sacred Heart of Jesus
09/24/2023
St. Agnes
10/08/2023
St. Andrew the Apostle
10/01/2023
St. Ann
10/29/2023
St. Anthony of Padua
08/20/2023
St. Bernadette
10/29/2023
St. Bridget of Ireland
10/08/2023
St. Charles Borromeo
04/16/2023
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
10/08/2023
St. Francis de Sales
10/08/2023
St. Francis of Assisi
08/27/2023
St. Isidore the Farmer
08/20/2023
St. James
10/01/2023
St. John Neumann, Reston
06/11/2023
St. John the Baptist, Front Royal
08/27/2023
St. Jude
08/13/2023
St. Katherine Drexel
08/13/2023
St. Lawrence
07/09/2023
St. Leo the Great
10/08/2023
St. Louis
10/29/2023
St. Luke
10/29/2023
St. Mark's Parish
10/08/2023
St. Mary of Sorrows
10/01/2023
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
10/01/2023
St. Mary's Basilica
10/29/2023
St. Matthew's
08/13/2023
St. Paul's Mission in Hague
06/25/2023
St. Phillips
06/25/2023
St. Rita
10/15/2023
St. Stephen
08/13/2023
St. Timothy
10/15/2023
St. Veronica
08/13/2023
*All Saints, Church of the Nativity and St. Catherine of Siena generously gave a direct donation to Porto (in lieu of a collection)
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How to hold a 2nd Collection for the
Special Kids/Special Needs Campaign

If your parish has not signed on yet to hold a 2nd collection, please consider joining our efforts to support our local schools and families that need assistance through our program. Keep in mind that even if your parish does not have a school of its own, your parishioners with children are probably attending another parish school nearby and benefit from the support Porto Charities is providing.

Make a 2nd Collection Donation to
our Special Kids/Special Needs Campaign

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An important part of the Bishop's Strategic Plan is to further develop this ministry so that all schools within the diocese may be able to offer special education programs to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We hope to reach 100% participation from the parishes in the Diocese of Arlington. With your help, we can make it happen.
Contact Art Bennett at info@portocharities.org to set up a 2nd collection at your Parish, or to donate by check.
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