As the devastation wrought along theGulfCoastby Hurricane Katrina becomes more obvious, the prayers of all of us at Notre Dame go out to those who have been so tragically affected.
To members of the University community – here and worldwide – please consider assisting with relief efforts through our own initiatives or organizations such as Catholic Charities http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/news/katrina.cfm and the American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/ .
Collections to assist hurricane relief efforts*
Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry, announced today that all collections from this weekends Masses at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and in the residence hall chapels, as well as proceeds from thepoor box,will be gathered and used in their entirety for assistance to victims of the hurricane.
The magnitude of the tragedy is astounding,he said,and it is obvious that many poor people are those who are suffering the most, especially inNew Orleans.