Oklahoma City Prayers (5/24)

May 23, 2013

My Dear Friends in Christ,

Two years ago this weekend, Western Massachusetts suffered the devastating June 1st tornado.  We found ourselves the recipients of aid assistance from so many parts of the United States.  Now, two years later, an ever more devastating tornado has torn through the mid-west and Moore, Oklahoma has suffered great destruction and numerous deaths, most sadly those of children.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, together with Catholic Charities USA, is seeking to provide aid to Oklahoma and other areas of our country suffering from such terrifying natural disasters.  I ask your prayers for all of those who have suffered from such tragedies and, if you can give financial assistance, I have asked parishes to schedule the appropriate means of collecting such assistance.  Checks may be made payable to Catholic Charities – Oklahoma Fund.   All the monies will be forwarded to provide such necessities as water, food, shelter, medical care and help in the long-term rebuilding that is so necessary after such widespread destruction.

Again, I request your prayers for all those who have suffered so much and I thank you for all your generous hearts in responding to the tragedies that come upon our brothers and sisters.

In Christ,

Most Reverend Timothy A. McDonnell

Bishop of Springfield

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s