Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine to accept donations for Hurricane Harvey victims


Bishop Felipe J. Estevez will take up a special collection to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses the weekend of Sept. 9-10 at the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine in Jacksonville.

The hurricane has affected southeast Texas, including the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy,” said Bishop Estévez. “We also stand with our brother bishops in the region who have the difficult task of providing pastoral care in these most trying times while also managing their own losses.”

Funds given to the collection will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA.

“We are grateful to the first responders and countless volunteers who are assisting the Gulf Coast region in countless ways and keep them all in our thoughts and prayers,” Bishop Estévez said.

For more information, contact Catholic Charities at (904) 899-5500, email or visit The Diocese of St. Augustine is located at 11625 Old St Augustine Road.