The U.S. Bishops have authorized a one-time only special collection for a nationwide effort to complete the Trinity Dome at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Basilica's 100th anniversary is approaching.
Note to Pastors: Please publish this letter in the parish bulletin or have it read at all Masses on any weekend of your pastor's choice during the Month of May. The collections may be taken on any weekend in May that is best for your parish schedule.
Below are a few resources you may want to utilize to promote this national effort. You will find them at www.trinitydome.org You may also want to share that website address with your parishioners so they can learn more about the project.
Please also share with your congregation the website address of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception www.nationalshrine.com so they can learn more about the basilica and may even wish to make a trip to visit. The U.S. Bishops designated it as a National Sanctuary of Prayer and Pilgrimage.
Resources (direct link: www.trinitydome.org/special-collection-materials):