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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling. Here are some places to donate. This list is not exhaustive.

The international Caritas confederation is collecting funds to help Caritas Ukraine. In the United States, that is through Catholic Relief Services. Internationally, you can donate through Caritas Internationalis.

The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia also has a link to donate.

Two pontifical agencies also are taking donations for Ukraine: Catholic Near East Welfare Association and Aid to the Church in Need. Internationally, Aid to the Church can be reached here.

The Knights of Columbus launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund for humanitarian needs in Ukraine and through refugee sites in Poland.

Donations can also be made to Jesuit Refugee Service to support the agency’s work with those forced to flee conflict in Europe.

The Salesians also are accepting donations to help refugees.

The May crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary by six-and-a-half year old Coralai Kopenhafer-Sych, granddaughter of parishioner Wendy Zimbardi.


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Bishop O’Connell is pleased to share with you his video message encouraging all parishioners to get vaccinated and about a Catholic Charities initiative to assist parishes. While this is not a requirement, getting vaccinated is an act of charity. We are aware that many in the Latino, Hispanic and Black communities have had trouble getting access to the vaccine - even though they have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Catholic Charities is now working to fix those inequities by:

- Helping people in our parishes pre-register for and get vaccines.
- Conducting COVID-19 Testing
- Building a community health worker workforce with community colleges.
- And encouraging people to join the “COVID Community Corps” as volunteers to help others access the vaccine.

Working Together to Stop COVID-19

The Trenton Monitor

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