My friends in Christ,
As hurricane Harvey continues to devastate parts of Texas, we are reminded that we are called to respond when these tragic natural disasters occur. I encourage us all to pray and express solidarity with and support for those affected. We will take up a second collection next weekend September 9-10 for Catholic Charities USA.
Catholic Charities USA and their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs such as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction. They also assist the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops with pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church.
Thank you in advance for your generosity as the people of our parish are always incredibly generous in responding during these difficult moments.
Please continue to pray for all those left in hurricane Harvey's wake and all who remain in its path.
Yours in Christ,