The Archdiocese of Omaha’s 140 parishes are sponsoring a second collection to support victims of Hurricane Harvey and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses.
In an August 28 email to pastors, Archbishop George Lucas requested that the collection be held during the weekend of September 2-3 or September 9-10.
“The people of the archdiocese have a generous history of assisting our suffering brothers and sisters throughout the world with our prayers and resources,” said Deacon Tim McNeil, chancellor of the archdiocese.
Funds given to the collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and will provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses through the USCCB. The hurricane has affected southeast Texas, including the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, and could also strike Louisiana.
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