Diocesan collection to be taken for Hurricane Maria victims


FALL RIVER, Mass. — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has recommended to diocesan pastors that they facilitate an opportunity for parishioners to donate to the victims of Hurricane Maria that inflicted catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.

The free-will offering will be taken up at Masses on October 7 and 8 and will be directed to Catholic Charities U.S.A. for distribution to the affected areas.

“With gratitude in our hearts for the blessings we have and a sincere sympathy for all those who are undergoing the trials associated with recovery, let us focus our prayers for them and for effective efforts to provide them with relief,” the bishop wrote.

Donations to the hurricane relief collection may also be sent directly to the Fall River Diocese, P.O. Box 2577, Mass. 02722. Please mark “Hurricane Maria Collection” in the memo section of the check.

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