On October 6th & 7th a special collection for Disaster Relief was taken in response to the request by the USCCB for all Dioceses to take up a Special Collection for those impacted by Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters. Due to short notice we were not able to give sufficient notice and there were not many donations received. Please be aware that if you are interested in supporting this effort, you can still bring contributions to the parish office, drop them in the collection basket at Masses this weekend, or contribute through our Online Giving Program.
In a letter to the U.S. Bishops, USCCB President Cardinal DiNardo, wrote:
“Given the patterns of recent years, it is reasonable to expect much more unpredictable weather and an increasing number of natural disasters. As we often do in these situations, I suggest we take up a special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and Church needs arising from these storms. In anticipation of more disasters awaiting us this year, I ask that we make a special appeal for the ongoing disasters of 2018 and that we each take up the collection as soon as possible so that those most in need can receive assistance quickly The funds collected in this special appeal for 2018 Disasters will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and/or Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter, and medical care and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church. Funds will be used in response to Hurricane Florence and any other natural disasters that occur this year.”
We are appreciative of your financial contributions as well as your prayers for all those who are impacted by these natural disaster.
*To make a donation through our Online Giving Program, click here.
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