Hurricane Sandy Diocesan Relief Fund - 11/19/12
Bishop Michael has established a Diocesan Relief Fund to offer assistance to those affected by the devastation of Super-Storm Sandy. In a letter to the diocese, His Grace writes, in part: "We may dare to hope that many of those left hurting in Sandy’s wake will be drawn closer to Christ when they see Christians helping them. We may hope, too, that we Christians will be drawn even more deeply to Christ as well -- by helping: prayerfully … financially … physically. Just days ago, we heard the Sunday Gospel story of the Good Samaritan. Need we ask, 'Who is my neighbor?' Our neighbors are right here … and they are hurting. Let us emulate the healing presence of the kind-hearted foreigner in that profound parable; and in so doing, may we draw our neighbors and ourselves closer to the hope, the love, and the life that are found only in Jesus Christ."