Bishop Noonan is urging all parishes to support the ministry of Catholic Charities of Central Florida. The upcoming special collection on November 5-6 is an excellent way to extend the reach of Catholic Charities into our community to help the hurting and the hungry. 100% of the funds raised during this special collection is used to help the needy and to alleviate their suffering.
To assist parishes with promoting this special collection, a new parish resource web page is now available with the materials needed to effectively conduct this collection.
On this page, you will find a letter from Bishop Noonan in English, Spanish and Creole that explains the critical need and the many ways Catholic Charities is meeting that need. Please publish this letter in your bulletins the weekend of October 29-30, which is the weekend before the special collection.
You will also find bulletin announcements, prayers of the faithful and poverty facts that will open your eyes to the desperation faced by our brothers and sisters in Central Florida.
Thank you for your kind assistance with this important communication.