Cardinal Seán Announces Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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The following announcement was sent to the media today.

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Cardinal Seán Announces Special Collection in Parishes

Support Gulf Coast Relief Efforts

Sept 9 & 10


Cardinal Seán has authorized a special collection, to be taken the weekend of September 9-10 in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston, in support of the relief efforts to those areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. There has been loss of life, property and livelihoods.

Following is a video statement from the Cardinal


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The funds collected in this one-time special appeal will be used to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief of the U.S. Catholic Church, and will provide pastoral and rebuilding support to dioceses in those areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane has affected southeast Texas, including the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and could also strike Louisiana.

Catholic Charities USA and their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as shelter, clean water, food, and medical care as well as to the long term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction, and to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church. All monies collected will be distributed by the USCCB to Catholic Charities USA.