U.S. Bishops’ President Prays for Life and Safety as Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall

August 27, 2020

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement praying for the lives and safety of all those in the path of Hurricane Laura as it makes landfall in the Gulf Coast:


“On behalf of my brother bishops in the United States, I am praying for the safety and well-being of everyone in the path of Hurricane Laura. May God protect their families and their homes and their livelihoods. We pray especially for first responders and health care and emergency workers. I urge our Catholic faithful and all people of good will across the country to stand in solidarity with the communities that will be hard hit by this storm and to please be generous in providing assistance.


We entrust all our brothers and sisters in harm’s way to the Immaculate Heart of Mary our Blessed Mother, and we ask her intercession to lessen the damage and ease the suffering caused by this storm.”


If you would like to donate to the Hurricane Laura relief efforts, please contact one of the following Catholic Charities:

Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas
2780 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, Texas 77703
Email: catholiccharities@catholiccharitiesbmt.org   
Telephone Number: (409) 924-4400
Toll Free Number: 1-855-924-4400
Fax Number: (409) 832-0145
http://www.catholiccharitiesbmt.org/ ​ 

Lake Charles, LA
Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
1225 2nd Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: 337-439-7436
Fax: 337-439-7435