September 1, 2017

Second collection to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey

As residents of Houston, southeast Texas and Louisiana continue to face the life‑altering devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, members of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis will have the opportunity to assist them financially as they begin the long road to recovery.

Parishes in central and southern Indiana will have special second collections to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey during Masses in early September. The collections will be held on the first or second weekend of September, depending on the parish’s preference.

Catholic Charities USA and agencies of the Archdiocese of Galveston‑Houston are on the ground providing short-term recovery, as well as gearing up for the long-term recovery services that will be needed for people to rebuild their lives. 

People can also help by making a financial contribution at Catholic Charities USA at, or Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston at

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses, along with their sense of peace and normalcy,” said Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“We also stand with our brother bishops in the region who have the difficult task of providing pastoral care in these most trying times while managing their own losses. Our prayerful and financial support is urgently needed.” †

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