October 12, 2019  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

Archbishop José H. Gomez asks all people of faith and goodwill to join him in offering prayers and support for all our brothers and sisters affected by the fires in Southern California, especially those who have died, or have been injured or/and displaced.

“Please join me in praying for our brothers and sisters caught in the Saddleridge fires and fires throughout Southern California,” said Archbishop Gomez. “We pray for the families who have lost their homes and those who have been evacuated, and all those who are still in danger. We pray especially for firefighters, police and others working to keep people safe and put these fires out. May Our Blessed Mary be close to all of them.”

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is providing support to the communities affected by the fires through our local parishes and schools. Those in need of immediate temporary shelter, food or assistance, can contact the pastor of their nearest parish for help.

A special fund was created to provide support during the 2018 Thomas Fire. This fund was expanded to include those affected by devastating fires since the Thomas Fire and is now expanding to include those affected by the current fires in the San Fernando Valley and throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.


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