November 14, 2013  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

Parishes across the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will be taking up a second collection during

Masses over the next two weeks to assist Catholic Relief Services in their efforts to aid victims

of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

All masses Sunday at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., will include the

second collection. Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish).

“Please keep the people of the Philippines in your prayers as they start to rebuild from this

storm,” said Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar, the Archdiocese’s Director of Life, Justice and

Peace. “They need financial support and prayers more than ever.”

Additionally, the Archdiocese’s Office of Filipino Ministry, in partnership with the Knights of

Columbus, is calling on parishes to set up drop boxes for people to donate emergency items, such

as clothing, MRE (Meals, ready-to-eat like Power bars, Clif bars, Ensure), blankets and toiletries

that will be shipped Nov. 29 from the Port of Los Angeles to the Philippines.

So far, in addition to the Cathedral, the following parishes are confirmed drop-off locations for

relief goods and donations:

St. Anthony Catholic Church, 215 Lomita St., El Segundo

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall

St. Madeleine Church, 931 E. Kingsley Ave., Pomona

St. Anthony Catholic Church, 600 Olive Ave., Long Beach

St. Philomena Church, 21900 S. Main St., Carson

Holy Family Church, 18708 Clarkdale Ave., Artesia

St. Genevieve Church, 14061 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City

St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church, 747 Meadow Pass Rd., Walnut

Sacred Heart Church, 2889 N. Lincoln Ave., Altadena

St. John’s Seminary, 5012 Seminary Rd., Camarillo

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4950 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic

community in the United States. For the latest information about CRS’ response to Typhoon

Haiyan, or to donate online, please visit

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