St. Mark Catholic Parish
"…The seed is sprouting and growing…" (Mark 4:27)
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EARTHQUAKE RELIEF – updated Feb. 17, 2023
On February 6th, parts of Turkey and Syria experienced a devastating earthquake. It is estimated that over 46,000 people have lost their lives and tens of thousands more reported injured. The earthquake has left both countries in a state of crisis that is made worse by exposure to aftershocks and winter storms.
THE DIOCESE OF HAMILTON HAS DECIDED TO TAKE UP A COLLECTION IN ALL PARISHES ON THE WEEKENDS OF MARCH 4/5 AND MARCH 11/12. Special envelopes are available in the narthex. If donating by cheque, please make payable to “St. Mark Parish.”
Alternatively, those wishing to support the relief effort are encouraged to contribute to one of the following Catholic entities currently mounting humanitarian responses on the ground:
CNEWA Catholic Near East Welfare Association: https://cnewa.org/ca/work/emergency-syria/
Caritas International: https://www.caritas.org/
Catholic Relief Services: https://support.crs.org/donate/earthquakes?ms=agicrs2023eqk00her00&_ga=2.58454440.387174977.1675953053%20-1953421407.1675953052
Let us continue to prayer for the suffering communities in Turkey and Syria and to commend the dead to God’s mercy.