A Mass for all affected by the Haiti earthquake will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Incarnation of Our Lord Church in North Philadelphia.
Refreshments will follow in the school gymnasium.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese has raised more than $1.2 million through parish collections to aid earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. In addition, Catholic schools across the Archdiocese have raised more than $135,000.
All funds donated by parishioners and Catholic schools will go to Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian, relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in the United States.
A collection to help CRS help Haiti was taken up in churches across the Philadelphia Archdiocese at weekend Masses Jan. 23-24. Of the Archdiocese’s 267 parishes, 186 – approximately 70 percent – had contributed $1,260,758 by Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Catholic schools across the Archdiocese had collected $135,888.
– Christie L. Chicoine