|** Bishop Armando X. Ochoa and the Diocese of Fresno are asking all parishes to hold a special collection on November 16th and November 17th or November 30th / December 1st or you may use the button above to make a one time donation using PayPal.**|
|The Diocese of Fresno will forward all contributions to the USCCB which will disburse the funds to aide those in need.|
Collection for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan
The U.S. bishops expressed their solidarity with the people of the Philippines after the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The bishops will take up a special collection in parishes across the U.S. Proceeds from the collection will go to both immediate humanitarian needs and the cost of long-term reconstruction.
Each parish is part of the Church Universal; it is the Catholic Church in a particular place. The bishops of the United States created the national collections so that, by combining resources, we can more effectively carry out our mission as Catholics. Each of these important collections is worthy of your support. Each collection represents our community of faith at work in the world, saving souls and improving lives.The bishops encourage us to view the national collections in the light of stewardship and of sharing. God has given us our light and our prosperity, all we need and more. It is right and just that we give something back through these collections, helping people in our own country and around the world to live better and to grow in the love of Jesus.
Thank you very much for providing your faith community an opportunity to reach out to those who have been severely impacted by the Typhoon in the Philippines.