The Archdiocese of Hartford will have a special collection for the victims of Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 9 and 10.
The archdiocese confirmed they would be collecting funds at all masses over that weekend to support humanitarian and recovery efforts for Catholic Charities USA, and to provide support for pastoral and rebuilding efforts at impacted dioceses.
The decision was made in response to a request from Archbishop José A. Gomez, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy. We also stand with our brother bishops in the region who have the difficult task of providing pastoral care in these most trying times while managing their own losses. Our prayerful and financial support is urgently needed," said Archbishop Gomez in a statement.
Tens of thousands of people in Texas have been forced from their homes by storm damage and rising floodwaters, and the storm isn’t over yet.
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