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Relief efforts underway as flooding wreaks havoc in Philippines

Aug 21, 2013 - 04:46 pm .- A combination of seasonal monsoon rains and a tropical storm off the coast of the Philippines has caused massive damage to homes and property, leaving hundreds of thousands in need.

Indian bishops pray for victims of devastating flood

Jun 24, 2013 - 06:15 pm .- The Catholic Bishops Conference of India issued a June 21 statement voicing deep “solidarity” and “concern” for victims of severe flooding in the Uttarakhand region.

Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

Jun 13, 2013 - 03:48 pm .- A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the local Catholic Charities head to ask for prayers for the victims and for an end to the blaze.

Pope makes fourth appeal for Oklahoma tornado victims

May 22, 2013 - 03:52 am .- As he hosted his weekly Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis made his fourth appeal for prayer for the victims of the tornado that killed 24 people in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma bishop supports those grieving in Moore

May 21, 2013 - 03:15 pm .- Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City traveled to Moore today to give his support and concern to those devastated by the tornado that swept through the town yesterday, May 20.

Pope praying for children, others struck by Oklahoma tornado

May 21, 2013 - 08:08 am .- Pope Francis sent special condolences to those parents who lost their children in a tornado that killed around 100 people in Oklahoma.

Six months later, Sandy victims plod through recovery

May 3, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and hit the northeastern U.S., coastal community members continue to struggle through the difficult process of rebuilding their lives.

Pope Francis assures Iran, Pakistan quake victims of prayers

Apr 17, 2013 - 06:21 am .- Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the earthquake that killed 35 and injured 100 in Iran and Pakistan.

Pope prays for flood victims, urges aid for survivors

Apr 4, 2013 - 05:52 am .- The Pope is praying for the 54 people who have died in flooding that hit two cities in Argentina and is also appealing for aid to those made homeless by the disaster.??

Haiti rebuilding efforts continue three years after quake

Jan 11, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Three years after the island nation of Haiti was rocked by a devastating earthquake, efforts to rebuild the local Church have made progress, but there is still much to be done.

Catholic agencies work to help Philippines typhoon victims

Dec 7, 2012 - 02:00 am .- Catholic relief agencies are working to help the victims of Typhoon Bopha, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year.

Parishes in Queens remain ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Dec 2, 2012 - 07:38 pm .- The faith and generosity that Catholics in the borough of Queens are displaying as they struggle to get through the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are an inspiration to Father Richard J. Ahlemeyer.

Guatemala president cancels Pope meeting after second quake

Nov 13, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- President Otto Perez of Guatemala canceled his visit with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican set for Nov.15 after a second earthquake rocked the Central American country.

Catholics continue Sandy relief work as second storm approaches

Nov 7, 2012 - 04:02 am .- Catholic Charities affiliates are continuing to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as another storm heads for the region.

Cardinal Dolan sees heartbreak, hope in Sandy's wake

Nov 2, 2012 - 04:01 am .- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive passage across the East Coast, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York expressed his “solidarity in love and prayer with so many who are suffering.”

Catholic Charities works to assess, relieve damage from Hurricane Sandy

Oct 31, 2012 - 05:17 pm .- Catholic Charities agencies along the East Coast are working to assess the damage left by Hurricane Sandy and respond to the needs of those left in its wake.

Cuban recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take years, agency reports

Oct 31, 2012 - 12:33 pm .- The secretary general of Caritas Cuba said it will take years for the eastern section of the country to recover from Hurricane Sandy but that the local Church is bringing relief to thousands of victims.

Pope offers prayers for Hurricane Sandy victims

Oct 31, 2012 - 11:32 am .- At the Oct. 31 general audience, Pope Benedict offered prayers for the victims of Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the East Coast of the United States early this week.

Catholic community helps East Coast prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Oct 29, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- As much of the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, the Church is helping local people prepare for the storm, reaching out to offer shelter to the homeless and organizing disaster response efforts.

Flood cleanup efforts begin at Lourdes shrine

Oct 23, 2012 - 01:39 am .- The recent flooding of the Gave River left a “landscape of desolation” for cleanup workers as they began to remove mud and debris from the Lourdes shrine on Oct. 21.

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April 17, 2014

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Jn 13:1-15

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First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
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Jn 13:1-15

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