September 27, 2017
Bishop Rozanski requests special collection for Hurricane Maria relief efforts
SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski is requesting that parishes in the Springfield Diocese take up a special collection to help with Hurricane Maria relief efforts.
“Like many of you, I have been greatly concerned by news reports documenting the total devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria,” the bishop wrote in a letter sent to parishes Sept. 26. “I know I share the concerns of so many of our Latino brothers and sisters who have family and loved ones on the island of Puerto Rico, which was especially hard hit.”
Bishop Rozanski suggested parishes take up a special collection in the coming weeks, noting that the funds collected will be earmarked for Hurricane Maria relief efforts. Checks should be made payable to one’s parish, with “Hurricane Maria” in the memo line.
Donations also can be made directly to Catholic Charities USA via a link on the diocesan website, diospringfield.org.
“Finally, let us pray for all whose lives have been impacted by this year’s unusual number of devastating natural disasters,” Bishop Rozanski wrote. “May God give them strength to rebuild their lives.”