Dear parishioners and friends,
Bishop Elias Zaidan has received from Most Reverend Jose’ H. Gomez, Vice President of the USCCB a request for a special collection to be taken up at all Catholic Parishes throughout the United States. This collection will assist those in need in Houston, Texas.
The destruction in Houston, TX is tremendous and many are displaced and staying in shelters. This includes parishioners of Our Lady of the Cedars Maronite Church. We have setup an online donation form and will have a special second collection on SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 at all liturgies especially for this cause. If Our Lady of the Cedars Church is in need of specific assistance some of the funds will go directly to them and the other portion will be sent directly to the USCCB.
Let us continue to pray for those affected by this natural disaster along with all of the first responders, and the many volunteers who are assisting in the region.