A woman cleans dishes April 19 as children look on at a makeshift camp for earthquake survivors in Jama, Ecuador.  (CNS photo/Guillermo Granja, Reuters)


Bishop William Murphy asked April 21 that a special collection be taken at each of the 133 parishes in the Diocese of Rockville Centre to assist those suffering the effects of the earthquake in Equador.

To contribute to the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Equador Relief Fund, parishioners are asked to contact their local parish or they can send donation to the Chancellor’s Office, Diocese of Rockville Centre, P.O. Box 9023, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023.  Checks should be made out to the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  “Ecuador Relief” should be marked on the memo section of the check.  For more information call 516-678-5800, ext. 583 or by email: chancellor@drvc.org.