“May the weapons fall silent. God is with the peacemakers, not with those who use violence. It is the people who are the real victims, who pay for the folly of war with their own skin.” – Pope Francis, addressing those gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sun., Feb. 27, 2022, noting that his “heart is breaking” given the war in Ukraine.
Living in the United States, it’s challenging to know what we can do to help those so far away in Ukraine as they battle against an unprovoked invasion by Russia. But there are ways you can help:
- Support the Knights of Columbus by donating to their new Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Your gift today will provide temporary shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, communications, and religious supplies. These items will all be immediately distributed, and 100% of your gift will go directly to these displaced people. Please prayerfully consider how you can contribute to this effort. Your donation of any amount will go a long way in helping our brothers and sisters. Together, we can bring Christ’s healing love to a wounded world. To donate by credit card, click this secure link. If you prefer to make a payment by check, please make your check out to “Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc.,” write “Ukraine Solidarity Fund” in the memo line and mail your check to Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc., P.O. Box 1966, New Haven, CT, 06510-1966.
- Offer your prayers: “For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and love, embracing both trial and joy.” – St. Therese of Lisieux. According to the Catholic Catechism (2559), prayer is the raising of one’s heart and mind to God or the requesting of good things from God. We encourage you to remember Ukraine and her people in your daily prayers.