- Bishop Advances Money to Church in Philippines for Immediate Assistance
- Asks All Parishes to Offer Prayers at Masses this Weekend for Victims
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – November 12, 2013 –The Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, asked that a special collection be taken at each of the 133 parishes across Long Island this weekend, November 16-17, 2013 to assist those suffering the effects of Typhoon Haiyan. The Diocese will work with The Holy See and entities such as Catholic Relief Services to ensure funds are dispersed to areas of greatest need. Bishop Murphy also advanced money to the Church in the Philippines for relief work.
“We also keep in our prayers, people of our own diocese who are concerned for family in the Philippines and in the surrounding areas,” said Bishop Murphy. “I ask the People of God on Long Island to pray for the victims. I also ask for their generosity in sharing God’s gifts with those in need as result of this tragic event.”
To contribute to the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, parishioners are asked to contact their local parish or they can send donations to:
Diocese of Rockville Centre, Finance Office, P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023.
Checks should be made out to the Diocese of Rockville Centre. “Philippines Collection” should be marked on the memo section of the check.