FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized a special collection in parishes of the Fall River Diocese to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey and to assist in recovery efforts in areas impacted by the devastating storm and related flooding.

The collection will be taken up during Masses on the weekend of September 9 and 10.

In the wake of this tragedy, Bishop da Cunha encourages all to continue to pray for the suffering people of southeast Texas and to remember those who have perished.

Proceeds from 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 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church.

Donations to the diocesan hurricane relief collection may be made at any of its parishes, or sent directly to the Fall River Diocese, P.O. Box 2577, MA 02722. Please mark “Hurricane Relief Collection” in the memo section of the check.

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