Friday, September 29, 2017
SUNDAY BULLETIN - ST PATRICK'S PARISH – OCT 1ST
AND AN EARTHQUAKE !
We seem to be in the middle of disasters — Texas, Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other inundated with water and winds.
This is more than enough but we throw in an Earthquake in Mexico. One disaster steals the things we need to feel that these are mine. Thus the hurricanes came and destroyed everything for so many.
But the earthquake in Mexico is more the loss of people crushed in the collapse of so many buildings. Between things (possessions) and lives, there is no comparison.
We can rebuild a house and buy new things but, unfortunately, the number of people who will die is not replaceable.
Both are terrible to experience and we must try our best to respond as we can. Physically some will go and lend a helping hand to clean up the destruction. Others will do what they can, be it ever so little.
Here at Saint Patrick Parish I suggest we be as generous as possible and have a collection and send it, with all the other Parishes here in San Diego County, to Catholic Charities.
We sent money for Hurricane Relief but we should now include Earthquake Relief.
It is the right thing to do!
God Bless, Fr. Michael, O.S.A.