May 28, 2013 - Cardinal Seán Authorizes a Second Collection in June for Oklahoma Relief Efforts

At the request of the USCCB, Cardinal Seán has authorized a special second collection to be taken the weekend of either June 1/2 or June 8/9, according to individual parish schedules. The purpose of this collection is to assist those affected by the recent  devastating tornadoes in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma, as well as other natural disasters in the United States. The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for the 2013 storms and disasters will be utilized to support the efforts of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities, USA, as they respond to the immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as to the long term need to rebuild after widespread destruction, and to the pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church.