Second collection for tornado relief

A second collection will be held at all Arlington diocesan parish Masses June 1-2 to aid victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.

Proceeds from the collection will go to an emergency fund established by Catholic Charities USA in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese. The fund will provide necessities such as shelter and supplies, and will help individuals rebuild their homes and lives.

Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde recently wrote diocesan priests calling for the second collection.

"In the wake of this natural disaster," he wrote, "we have the opportunity to participate in corporal works of mercy, demonstrating the Lord's love for those in need."

The bishop also asked all priests and parishioners to join him in prayer for the souls of the deceased as well as for the injured and those providing care.

How to help

In addition to the second collection, donations may be made at

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