The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked for an emergency collection to be taken up on September 23 and September 24 for the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. We will take up this collection, together with the Religious Education Collection, as the Second Collection on September 23 and September 24. All gold Religious Education envelopes will go toward the Religious Education collection. All loose checks and cash will support Hurricane Irma. While this request comes so soon after the emergency collection for Hurricane Harvey, we truly appreciate your generosity, and most of all your prayers, for all those affected by Hurricane Irma.