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Crisis in Nepal: emergency collection for relief efforts

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has authorized a special collection, to be taken in our Parish on the weekend of May 9-10, in support of relief efforts to areas devastated by the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal this past Saturday.

All monies collected will be distributed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and other agencies working in partnership with the local church to meet urgent relief efforts. CRS personnel have landed in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, to help thousands of people affected by the destructive earthquake. The initial targets will be those in need of shelter. Many buildings were destroyed or damaged by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Aftershocks have caused widespread fear among the population of sleeping inside of even intact buildings.

Parishioners are asked to address any check donations to St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish with “Nepal Collection 2015” in the memo. You can also make online donations directly to CRS.org. Thank you for your kind response to this emergency operation!