Special Collection for Haiti Aug. 21/22

Bishop Walkowiak has asked for a special collection to be taken up in all parishes of the diocese this weekend to assist the people of Haiti. Haitians are coping with widespread devastation following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Saturday, Aug. 14. Rescue and recovery efforts were further complicated by Tropical Storm Grace which hit the island just days later.

All monies collected from this special collection (checks made out to Holy Family) will be sent to Catholic Relief Services. If you would prefer to donate online, the link to give directly to Haiti relief can be found on the diocesan website, grdiocese.org, or at crs.org.

Thank you for your support of our brothers and sisters in their time of need. Please pray for the country and its citizens as they work to recover from this profound devastation.

Prayer for Haiti : God of hope and mercy, we lift up to you all victims of natural disasters and those responding with assistance and aid. Protect all who are in any form of danger; provide practical help to those in need; strengthen the weary, console the grieving, heal the suffering; and bless those engaged in disaster relief efforts with safety and courage. Help all people of good will respond with compassion and generous hearts. Amen.

Printable Prayer for Haiti