"And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people
cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there
came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
And he called [unto him] his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto
you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into
the treasury: For all [they] did cast in of their abundance; but she of her
want did cast in all that she had, [even] all her living." - Mark -44
"Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order
to the churches of Galatia,
even so do ye. Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him
in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I
come." - 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
"And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the
treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more
than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings
of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had." -
"And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is,
being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus,
Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles'
feet." - Acts -37
Catechism of the Catholic Church says on "Money For The Church:"
1351. "From the very beginning Christians
have brought, along with the bread and wine for the Eucharist, gifts to share
with those in need. This custom of the collection, ever appropriate, is
inspired by the example of Christ who became poor to make us rich: [Cf. 1 Cor
16:1; 2 Cor 8:9.] Those who are well off, and who are also willing, give
as each chooses. What is gathered is given to him who presides to assist
orphans and widows, those whom illness or any other cause has deprived of
resources, prisoners, immigrants and, in a word, all who are in need. [St.
Justin, Apol. 1, 67: PG 6, 429.]"