ON OCT 22, the Catholic church in Singapore celebrated Mission Sunday.

In some parishes two collections were taken up at the sunset and Sunday Masses while others had only one collection. The money collected from the Mission Sunday Masses is for missionary purposes in connection with the propagation of the Catholic Faith.

Are there rules governing the taking up of collections in our churches and if the answer is yes, could the local church authority advise whether there should be one or two collections taken up on Mission Sunday? Or, is this something left to the sole discretion of the parish priest?

    Nelson Quah

    Singapore 650524

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