Jan. 16-17 special collection to aid flood victims

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Debis is seen outside homes Jan. 5 in Pacific, Mo. The Mississippi River and other waterways in Missouri and Illinois flooded last week after 10-14 inches of rain fell over a wide swath of the two states in late December. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

Debris is seen outside homes Jan. 5 in Pacific, Missouri. The Mississippi River and other waterways in Missouri and Illinois flooded after 10-14 inches of rain fell over a wide swath of the two states in late December. CNS

Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have an opportunity to help people in the Midwest and southern states after late December rains caused severe flooding there.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda, apostolic administrator of the archdiocese, requests that all parishes join with Catholics around the country to take up a second collection at Masses the weekend of Jan. 16 -17 to support relief efforts of Catholic Charities USA. The organization is helping to supply water, food, shelter, medical care and long-term material and spiritual needs.

After the collection, parishes should forward one check payable to the Center for Mission with “Domestic Disaster Relief” on the memo line.

For more information, contact Deacon Mickey Friesen, director of the Center for Mission, at 651-291-4445 or friesenm@archspm.org.

Tags: , ,

Category: Local News