I write to you today and ask that you take up an emergency collection for the impacted by Hurricane Irma. These funds will be used in the affected areas to support humanitarian aid, assistance with long-term efforts to restore communities after widespread destruction, and for the pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church in US and Caribbean. Please plan for the Hurricane Irma collection the weekend of September 23-24 or as soon as possible thereafter.
With gratitude for your understanding and support, I remain Fraternally yours in our Lord,
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read more.