August 29, 2017
To Pastors and Parish Life Coordinators:
If you wish, you are invited to take up a special collection to aid people and places affected by Hurricane Harvey.
If you choose to do so, I would suggest that the collection be taken up sooner rather than later, either this weekend (1-2 September) or the following weekend (8-9 September).
Whatever monies are collected can be sent by check to the Archdiocese of Dubuque Finance Office, clearly marked as designated for Hurricane Harvey relief. That Office will then forward the donations to the USCCB.
The USCCB states that the monies will be used to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA, and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses.
Grateful for your consideration of this invitation, with kind regards, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Michael O. Jackels
Archbishop of Dubuque