FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2021
BISHOP DIMARZIO URGES SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI AMONG FAITHFUL OF BROOKLYN AND QUEENS
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, announced today that he has asked all parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn to schedule a special voluntary collection for victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Bishop DiMarzio has requested that parish administrators throughout Brooklyn and Queens take up this collection as soon as possible. Each parish will schedule a collection and notify their congregation of the date over the next two weekends.
“We have all seen the painful images of devastation and heard of the deaths caused by the most recent earthquake in Haiti. Our heartfelt prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible disaster. I ask the Lord to extend His blessings upon our brothers and sisters in Haiti during this difficult time,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.
The Diocese of Brooklyn will send the money from this special collection to Haiti for distribution and direct assistance to those who have been affected. Checks for this collection should be made payable to the Compostela Fund of the RC Diocese of Brooklyn, with the notation “Haiti 2021” in the check’s memo section. Donations may also be sent via mail to: Compostela Fund c/o Diocesan Finance Office, 310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215.