WelCom December 2019
The Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli, has offered a letter of support to all affected by the Australian bushfires. The letter was sent on Sunday 17 November 2019.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
To all those facing the uncertainty, danger and devastation of the fires to the north, please know that you are in our heartfelt prayers. We ask the Holy Spirit to bring renewed courage and strength to those who give so much of themselves at these critical times ‒ our people at the fire fronts, those ministering and attending the injured, those caring for the homeless and displaced, those who will continue to bring support long after the last ember has gone out. We place our trust in you Lord, to shelter and protect our loved ones, friends, and all those who need your help.
St Vincent de Paul are on the ground throughout our communities providing support in those life-giving ways that people need in times of disaster and tragedy. May I encourage our people of Melbourne and beyond to support the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal through www.vinnies.org.au or through your local parish.
With every grace and blessing, I remain,
Your sincerely in Christ Jesus.
Most Rev Peter A Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne