Photo: Resident Taylor Tennyson sits in the front yard of her family home May 21 that was destroyed by a tornado the previous day in Moore, Okla. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)

Bishop William Murphy asks that all parishes in the Rockville Centre Diocese join in prayer for those who are suffering after the tornado in Oklahoma this week, particularly for those who were injured and those who have died.

To support those in need at this time the bishop authorizes a special collection to be taken at the Masses either this weekend or next. Pastors are asked to remit proceeds of the collection to the finance office as soon as possible so that the aid can be sent to help the Church in Oklahoma meet immediate needs in the work of relief.

See Bishop Murphy’s Blog here