Earlier this week, we heard the difficult news about the fire which damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The Cathedral’s place in history is unsurpassed as a symbol of medieval Christian Europe and a pilgrimage site for Christians all over the world. It houses essential relics, including those related to the crucifixion of Christ.
Since the fire, we have received calls regarding the ability to donate to rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We also know that any donor would want to be assured of transparency with any donation made that it goes to what the donor intended.
Bishop Noonan received a correspondence from Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, Chairman, USCCB Committee on National Collections, stating that a fund has been set up to help the Cathedral resurrect and rebuild. Archbishop Etienne states in his letter, “I have been assured that all proceeds received will be used solely for the assistance of Notre Dame Cathedral and those affected by this tragedy.”
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., has set up a fund to help the Cathedral resurrect and rebuild. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to the “Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception;” indicate “Cathedral of Notre Dame Fund” in the memo portion of the check and send to:
Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
April 18, 2019