Muslim extremists have been the cause of much recent violence in Iraq, especially in the city of Mosul, where Christians fear for their lives. But yet Catholic nuns have not fled, and this bit courage in the face of chaos and carnage has impressed St. Patrick’s Parish in Joliet, where the pastor, Father Peter G. Jankowski, has led the way in asking his parishioners to make donations. Last weekend, the parish raised $1,549 for the collection for the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Iraq.
Here are more details that he has supplied in case you want to help:
* Dominican Sisters International (DSI) has set up a fund, providing transfers through offices in Rome to the two Dominican congregations in Iraq – the Sisters of St. Catherine and Sisters of the Presentation. Go to St. Patrick’s website at http://stpatsjoliet.com/ to find out more information.
* The sisters have secured a means for transferring funds directly to the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine in Erbil. If you wish to add your contribution to those funds, please send a check made payable to “Adrian Dominican Sisters – Iraq” or donate online, clicking “Other” and designating “Iraq” on our website: https://www.adriandominicans.org/Donate/index.html
* Catholic Relief Services provides an online means of offering through their relief efforts via: http://emergencies.crs.org/iraq-crs-caritas-reach-displaced-families/