With the devastation caused by recent hurricanes, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked that all parishes take up a special collection for these and other long-term needs “in anticipation of more disasters awaiting us this year.” Funds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA “as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as to their long-term efforts to restore communities after widespread destruction.” Parishes in the Diocese of Columbus have been asked to take up this collection at the beginning of November. So, at all Sunday Masses the weekend of November 3rd-4th, there will be a second collection taken up after Communion for this purpose.
Please make your checks payable to St. Michael Parish and mark “Catholic Charities USA” on the memo line. We will send one check from the parish to the Diocese who will forward all funds to them. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Fr. Anthony A. Dinovo, Jr.