Bishops voice solidarity with Japan

March 23, 2011

The annual Catholic Relief Services Collection will be held April 2 to 3 at parishes around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. CRS, the humanitarian agency for the U.S. bishops, supports the poor and vulnerable around the globe. In particular, CRS is in the midst of assessing people’s needs in Japan. The funds collected April 2 to 3 will be immediately available to provide assistance to the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

The CRS collection is an opportune time to express support for those affected in the region of the disaster. The donations will be used by CRS for the immediate humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable and to support the local Catholic Church in Japan in its ongoing mission.

From providing pastoral care to fighting for fair laws that support refugee and immigrant families, from reuniting separated families to protecting vulnerable children, each year the CRS collection supports work which defends the life and value of each human person.

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo asks Archdiocesan faithful continue to pray for the victims of the tragedy in Japan and that those who remain missing will soon be reunited with their loved ones.

Visit the CRS Website for more details and to watch a video of the agency's efforts to respond to the devastation in Japan.