Diocesan Email Scam Continues

There have been many attempts to use the good names of our bishops, priests, deacons, religious, teachers and others to falsely solicit unsuspecting persons for help, usually in the form of fake e-mails and fake text messages asking people to purchase gift cards for worthy causes.

The most recent scam is rather important because it involves using the names of the Holy Family Soup Kitchen, the Holy Family Food Pantry, and other charitable activities associated with our parish and diocese.

If you receive an email or text message soliciting gift cards (or saying “I need your help”) and claiming to be from a member of the clergy or our parish staff or even parishioners, please do not respond. Just notify our parish office of the message.

Thank you!