January 9-10, 2016
Dear Friends in Christ,
As you know, many people in the Diocese of Dallas suffered great tragedy when deadly tornados and storms struck during the last week of December. Eleven lives were lost, many people were injured and large amount of damage was inflicted upon homes, businesses and other buildings. Experts estimate the damage will exceed $ 1 billion.
To provide assistance to our brothers and sister in the Dallas Diocese, I am asking all parishes to take up a second collection the weekend of January 9 and 10, 2016 to aid the disaster relief efforts. We will send the money to the Dallas Catholic Charities and St. Vincent de Paul whom Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell has designated to provide emergency assistance to those impacted by these devastating storms.
Anyone wishing to help directly may do so by visiting the Dallas Diocese web site at www.cathdal.org/help to donate online.
To send a donation, please mail it to the Dallas Diocese at the following address:
P.O. Box 190507
Dallas, TX 75219.
Christ calls us to assist those in need. This is our opportunity to help brothers and sister in our
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
+ Bishop Michael F. Olson