SCN Disaster Relief Team is on the Ground This Week in Arkansas

Sister Luke reports,

On Sunday, May 4, nine members of our Disaster Response Ministry were commissioned and blessed during the 10:30 a.m liturgy at Nazareth as they respond to the disaster in the Little Rock, Arkansas area. Please keep them in prayer.

Patrick Gallagher, the Executive Director of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Arkansas, has been so gracious and hospitable. He has been such a God send. He not only arranged for our accommodations at St. John Center in Little Rock, Ark., but made initial contacts for us in the areas of greatest need.

The work continues today.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have a long tradition of responding in times of disasters. Some examples include flooding in Louisville, the yellow fever epidemic, flooding in India, a hurricane in Belize. Continuing in this spirit, the SCN Disaster Relief Program involves volunteers to offer spiritual and physical support to persons experiencing a disaster. We respond in the same spirit of Vincent de Paul with reverence for each person and witness to God’s presence in the midst of adversity. The Disaster Relief Program provides an opportunity to put faith into action.

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