Archbishop Aquila urges solidarity with wildfire victims

DENVER — Archbishop Samuel Aquila urged faithful to pray for and aid victims of Colorado’s wildfires.

“Please join me in prayer for those affected by the wildfires,” Archbishop Aquila said in a statement Tuesday. “Last month Pope Francis called the Church to ‘become courageous Christians and seek out those who need help most.’ Those who have lost their homes need our help the most.”

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado is offering assistance to victims of the Black Forest Fire by providing counseling, referrals, food boxes, gas cards, clothing and other items.

Parishioners can help alleviate suffering from the state’s most destructive wildfire. Visit the website www.ccharitiescc.org/donate and click on “Donate now” and select “Colorado fires.” For more information, call 719-636-2345 or email info@ccharitiescc.org. Two telephone assistance lines will be staffed between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The numbers are 719-866-6559 and 719-866-6441.

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About Karin Livingston

Mrs. Livingston taught at Saint Joseph Catholic School with a State of Colorado teaching license for 15 years before moving into the parish-school technology coordinator position in 2006. Mrs. Livingston was instrumental in piloting the technology aspects of the school literacy program, including introduction of the Accelerated Reader reading practice program, and the Student Teacher Assessment of Reading (STAR) program. Mrs. Livingston has been a parishioner at Saint Joseph Catholic Church since 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Science from the University of California at Davis. Mrs. Livingston blogs and is the author of the young-adult equestrian novel, Winning Bet.
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