Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As you have seen in media reports, while residents in Texas are only beginning their recovery effort from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage throughout Florida. Once again, I ask all in the Diocese of Arlington to join me in prayer for those struggling with the effects of this destructive weather. Pray that victims of these storms will feel the presence of Christ’s peace in the midst of turmoil and unrest.
For those who are able, I ask that you consider making a donation to Catholic Charities USA, which is leading the disaster relief effort on behalf of the Catholic Church in the United States. There are many people who need help receiving basic necessities, and they will also need help rebuilding so much that has been lost.
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I am also grateful to all who will support the relief’s efforts through contributions being made in parish second collections.
May Our Lord bring relief and peace to those who struggle, now and forever.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
Please note, there will be a special collection at all Masses at St. Jude’s on September 23 & 24 to benefit the Victims of Hurricane Irma.