Monday, Oct 15th Update
About 100 people attended Mass this past weekend at our 3 normally scheduled Masses. No reports yet about injuries or deaths in our parish community, though many people have not been in communication with our parish.
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Our contractors has begun work yesterday and today assessing and having heavy equipment delivered to begin the restoration process.
Locals, stay tuned to 90.7 FM for the latest updates from the Emergency Operations Center.
From Saturday, Oct 13:
The parish buildings have sustained some damage but is largely intact.
The school has suffered severe damage, especially the middle school building.
Currently, many people are unreachable by phone due to cell towers being knocked out. AT&T is working. Verizon is currently disabled. The Red Cross may be able to family members at https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/
Power will be out for several weeks.
Please keep our diocesan and parish staffs in your prayers, as well as the first responders working the recovery and relief. The best way to donate at the moment to support those affected at the parish is directly to Catholic Charities: www.ccnwfl.org They are on the scene now and will also help with longterm relief efforts. I will do my best to update you in the future, but please understand that we are all limited in resources and communication in the wake of this disaster.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Kevin McQuone
Hurricane Michael Relief
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