Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey relief to be taken up at local Catholic Churches

A special collection will be taken up in the 84 parishes of the Diocese of Allentown the weekend of September 9-10 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Having witnessed the extreme devastation caused by the hurricane and the historic flooding in Texas, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) called for the collection throughout the United States.

Proceeds of this emergency collection will be used both to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses through the USCCB.

The Diocese is also suggesting that special prayers for the victims of the devastating flooding in Texas be offered at Masses this weekend and next.