From Fr. Lonzo's Desk

My brothers and sisters, This past summer, areas of the southern United States and in particular Louisiana have been devastated by floods. The region is experiencing what is being called the worst domestic disaster since Hurricane Sandy. As many as 60,000 homes have been damaged, with nearly 20,000 people being rescued from the flood waters. As a result of this disaster, Bishop Campbell along with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, have designated that this weekend a special collection be taken for the victims of these floods. The monies will be used both to support the humanitarian efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. On a personal note, I have a priest friend in the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, where the storms had a massive destructive impact. This provides a way to help contribute to our brothers and sisters who are suffering and who are in need of our prayers and support. I thank you for your generosity in this matter and to always remember that we are in that great communion of faith and charity with our suffering brothers and sisters at this time. Have a great week! Fr. Tony Lonzo Associate Administrator Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist