Proceeds from the March 15 Lenten Fish Fry at St. Patrick's were donated to flood relief efforts.
Meanwhile, northwestern counties in the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph are in the path of the flood waters.
"The towns are preparing," said Kevin Murphy, executive director of marketing and communications for Catholic Charities in the diocese.
He told CNA that the major highway in the area has been closed, as the Missouri River is expected to reach near-record flooding levels.
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph could also be feeling the effects of the flooding in a very direct way - the organization's satellite office in Buchanan County sits just about 5000 feet from the river.
"We are monitoring the situation closely," Murphy said.
Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, head of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, offered his prayers as the floods continue, while also calling Catholics to participate in relief efforts.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the damage caused by the flooding throughout the Midwest these past few days," he said in a March 19 statement.
The bishop prayed "that those affected by the floods will find the strength to rebuild."
"We trust that the Lord will console them in their suffering," he said. "Let us answer the Lord's call to love one another and generously support our neighbors in this time of need."
He noted that Catholic Charities USA is collecting funds to help flood victims throughout the entire region.
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