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Diocese of Jefferson City contributes to hurricane relief

In response to the suffering caused by Hurricane Ian on people living in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the southeastern United States, a $10,000 donation from the Diocese of Jefferson City has been sent to a special fund of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). 

The USCCB’s Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund supports the pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church, along with the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies/partners respond to immediate emergency needs and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts.

“This gift reflects the generosity and mercy of the faithful here in Central and Northern Missouri through our annual appeal and our new Catholic Stewardship Renewal (CSR) being implemented in our parishes and honors our spiritual commitment to helping all those in need,” said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight. “In addition, our Catholic community offers our prayers to all people who have been impacted by Hurricane Ian, and we ask God to bring them help and comfort as they recover from this tragedy. We also pray for the safety of the rescue workers and everyone who is assisting in the recovery effort.”