Today, we have received several inquiries as to whether a special collection will be conducted in parishes for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, which has already devastated much of the Bahamas and may cause widespread damage to other areas.
While Bishop Parkes has not requested a special collection, a page has been set up on our diocesan website, for those who wish to donate to this cause, either electronically or by mail. Please click here to access the page and feel free to include the link on your parish website and social media outlets.
Please join me in continuing to pray for those already impacted by the hurricane and those still in its path. You can find prayer resources below, for your reference and use:
In Christ’s Service,
Deacon Rick Wells, J.C.L.
Diocese of St. Petersburg
“He must increase, I must decrease.” – John 3:30