The Diocese of Kalamazoo will conduct an emergency "second" collection during all Masses the weekend of October 30th. This collection will address both the humanitarian needs of the people (shelter, food, water, medical care) and the needs of the Church (reconstruction of parish infrastructure) arising from the aftermath the hurricane. Funds from this collection will be distributed to Catholic Charities USA (for the southeastern US), Catholic Relief Services (for the Caribbean) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (for both areas).
Bishop Bradley has written his fourth pastoral letter to the people of the diocese, "Moving Forward in Hope: Charting the Course for the Future," offering background on the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and detailing his hopes and vision for the diocese. Copies will be distributed in parishes later this month and an audio version will be coming soon.
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