As a result of the recent earthquake in Haiti — and other recent natural disasters — the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked parishes across the nation to help.
Conference President Archbishop José H. Gomez has asked dioceses to respond as a unified church and hold a voluntary special collection “for the humanitarian needs, long-term recovery efforts and other significant church needs” following the earthquake and other disasters.
The bishops’ conference suggested that the special collection be held August 28-29.
In the Archdiocese of Louisville, checks to include in this special collection should be made payable to Catholic Charities of Louisville and include the notation: 2021 Disaster Relief.
Checks can be turned into parishes or sent to Catholic Charities of Louisville, 2911 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky. 40208-1303.