Hurricane Irma

Brothers: You are all aware of the hurricane which struck the Virgin Islands and Florida named Irma. We have already scheduled and in some cases taken up a collection for relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and now have been asked by Cardinal DiNardo, the USCCB President, to take up a collection for the victims of that hurricane. While the mainland US can recover fairly well the Virgin Islands will be in a state of particular extreme need. The generosity of our people is always remarkable and I commend you for generating in them wonderfully compassionate hearts!

God bless.  +RFV

 

“The man of conscience is he who never succumbs to indulgence, wellbeing, success, public prestige and the approval of public opinion at the expense of the truth.” John Henry Cardinal Newm