Bishop Scharfenberger has asked all of the faithful to assist with the recovery efforts of the Nepalese who have suffered an horrendous earthquake last week. Throughout the month of May, we will be accepting donations–both monetary and prayerful–to be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services. Simply write your check to our parish and put “Nepal Earthquake” in the memo section and drop it in any collection basket (or in the mail). At the end of the month, we will forward a check from our parish to assist the recovery efforts aimed at serving the people of Nepal in this time of great need.
We pray for all those affected by the earthquake in Nepal as we offer the words of the psalmist, “Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the Lord” (Psalm 31:25).
May those who are paralyzed by fear â€¦Be strong and take heart
May those who have lost or are still searching for loved ones â€¦Be strong and take heart
May those who remain trapped under rubble â€¦Be strong and take heart
May those rescue workers who provide relief and recovery â€¦Be strong and take heart
May those who are moved with compassion to help â€¦Be strong and take heart
God, whose love knows no bounds,
fill all those who suffer with your comfort and peace.
We ask all this through Christ, our Lord.
(click HERE for a downloadable prayer card)