The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, has authorized a special collection in all parishes of the Diocese of Scranton to help the people affected by Hurricane Sandy. The collection can be taken up during Masses this weekend (November 3rd and 4th) or the weekend of November 17th and 18th.
“Each of us is aware of the devastation and loss being encountered by people impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” the Bishop said. “Many of our brothers and sisters from counties within the Diocese of Scranton remain without power, while countless others of our neighbors in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, West Virginia and beyond need our prayers and support as they begin to recover, rebuild their lives and restore hope.”
If individuals are either not able or not prepared to give a donation during either weekend, monetary donations can be made out to: Diocesan Relief Fund and can be collected by the parish and sent to the: Diocese of Scranton, 300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503; or individual donations can be sent directly to the Diocese. Various Diocesan offices have been and will continue to work with our local parishes and Catholic Charities USA, which provides critical disaster services to those in need.
“Please pray for those who have lost so much as our willingness and ability to provide prayerful and tangible assistance in the form of prayers and charitable donations will support those affected as they face the long road to recovery,” Bishop Bambera said.