Letter from the pastor
Dearest Friends in Christ,
Recently the priests of the Diocese of Savannah received an email with the following contents:
“We are all aware of the terrible suffering of Christians and other innocent victims of violence in the Middle East, namely Iraq and Syria.
The USCCB has asked that all dioceses in the United States take up a special collection to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our brothers and sisters. These funds will be used by Catholic Relief Services and other Catholic agencies working in partnership with the local Church to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs facing the people in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and the surrounding countries where refugees have fled. They need the assistant of their brothers and sisters of the Catholic Community here in the United States.
In the Diocese of Savannah, we will have a Day of Prayer and Fasting on either Friday, September 5th, or Friday, September 12th. Along with this day, a special collection will be taken up on either weekend following these days: either the weekend of September 6-7 or September 13-14.
Pastors and Parochial Administrators will determine which Day of Prayer and Fasting and which weekend for the special collection is best for their particular parish.
Thank you for your prayers and generosity.”
So in light of this letter, I have decided that we would have our Day of Prayer and Fasting on Friday, September 5th in order to coincide with First Friday and Adoration. As a parish we will have the special collection on the weekend of September 13-14.
Pax et bonum,
Fr. Justin R. Ferguson