The following excerpts are from a letter from Bishop Knestout (the complete letter can be found here).
As you know, on September 14th Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina and in the ensuing days its widespread flooding devastated that region. We offer our prayers to families who have lost loved ones or are among those injured. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asked that we take up a special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery and Church needs arising from these storms.
We are making a special appeal on October 6-7 for the ongoing disasters of 2018. The funds collected 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. Funds will be used in response to Hurricane Florence and any other natural disasters that occur this year. In addition to this collection, I am asking that special prayers for our brothers and sisters impacted by this devastating storm are included at all Masses.
Second Collection Information
- Any checks specifically marked for Human Concerns/Social Ministry or monies in Human Concerns/Social Ministry envelopes will be designated as such.
- All other checks in the Second Collection on the weekend of October 6-7 will be designated to 2018 Disaster Relief.
- You may also make your donation via ConnectNow Giving link here.
Thank you for your generosity!