Special Second Collection August 29

Next weekend, there will be a special appeal to support the USCCB Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund and provide humanitarian relief and long-term recovery support to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the island this month.

The funds collected in this special appeal will become part of the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund and will be used to support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church as well as the efforts of Catholic Relief Services and/or Catholic Charities USA, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to immediate emergency needs and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts.

On-line donations can also be made at this link or at

May Our Lady of Perpetual Help, patroness of Haiti, intercede for us that this special appeal will be successful and provide for the needs of the people and the Church in Haiti.