Hello Family in Christ ~
Over the past few days, we have heard, seen and witnessed many heartbreaking stories and images of those affected by Hurricane Harvey, perhaps even family members. The damage caused by the storm and flooding is beyond catastrophic. Ongoing rains will continue these next days, over many areas, increasing the damage already done.
Next weekend, September 9th & 10th, a second collection will take place across the Archdiocese of Chicago. It is the Hurricane Harvey Emergency Appeal. More information is coming.
Immediately, Saint Alphonsus Liguori set up an electronic donation opportunity on e-giving. You will see this selection when you log onto your e-giving account. You can also find information to electronically donate, through Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, on the parish website: www.saintalphonsusPH.org
Your kind donation is tax deductible.
Please pray for and, if possible, financially support those affected.
Blessings to you all!
Prayers for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey
In his USCCB statement, Cardinal DiNardo, the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, called all Catholics and people of good will to offer their prayers, solidarity and support to victims and survivors of Hurricane Harvey:
May God, the Lord of mercy and compassion,
protect all who are still in danger,
and bring safety to those who are missing.
May He care in a special way for those who were already homeless,
or without support and resources, before the disaster.
We pray in thanksgiving for the first responders
who are risking their lives to save others at this very moment.
We include in our intentions the everyday heroes
reaching out to help their neighbors in need,
those who, like the Good Samaritan,
cannot walk by a person in need without offering their hand in aid.