Update from the Archdiocese Regarding this weekend’s Special Collection for Disaster Relief

Weekend of September 9-10

Last week, Cardinal Seán announced a special collection in support of Catholic Charities USA’s relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Based on recent forecasts, the Archdiocese has amended the collection to include Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, as well as other natural disasters that may affect the United States this year. The power and size of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are of historic proportion. Their arrival on back-to-back weeks will stretch the capacity of relief efforts.

Give today using using OnlineGiving - you do not need to be a regular user of OnlineGiving - anyone can make a one-time donation by credit card. Just click the OnlineGiving link below (or on our website), choose Quick Give and select Special Collection for Hurricane Disaster Relief as the designated fund.

Give at Mass this weekend - donations may be placed in the regular offertory basket at all Masses this weekend.  Please make checks out to St. Paul Parish and be sure to note “Hurricane Disaster Relief” in the memo. Cash donations should be placed in an envelope marked “Hurricane Disaster Relief”. 

Donations may also be mailed to or dropped at either parish office through September 15.

Please note: any checks/envelopes previously noted "Hurricane Harvey" will be included in this collection - there is no need to change the designation.

Catholic Charities USA is the official agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to deal with national disaster relief. While not a first responder that will have vehicles and personnel wading through flood waters, it is an agency that will look after the immediate short-term and long term needs of shelter, food and other recovery needs of families and individuals no matter what their background or religious beliefs. Because Catholic Charities USA is rooted in the community through local dioceses and parishes, this enables the organization to assist people through the various stages of the recovery process over a long period of time.

Please also remember all of our brothers and sisters in the afflicted areas, as well the first responders working on the relief efforts, in your prayers. On behalf of the Cardinal, thank you for your attentiveness to this important collection and expression of our solidarity with those who are suffering.


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