The images of Puerto Rico coming to us in the news media are deeply disturbing. The power grid has collapsed from the hurricane and the humanitarian situation may be the worst yet of the multiple crises we have faced in recent weeks. I understand fully the financial strain I am asking many to undertake once again by contributing to help our brothers and sisters so greatly in need. However, not to provide you with an opportunity to be of help would be a grave lack of charity on my part. A second collection will be taken up on the weekend of October 28-29, which will be disbursed by Catholic Charities USA. Checks should be made out to the name of your local parish. I am also asking that all members of the Salina Diocese pray the Novena for Victims of Natural Disasters printed below. It will begin on the weekend of October 21-22 and conclude on the ninth day, October 29. Whether you are able to make a monetary contribution or not, I urge you to take part in our emergency spiritual assistance for our brothers and sisters so greatly in need. You are an exceptional people and I am deeply grateful for your goodness.
~ Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger