Bishop Mark L. Bartchak has requested that a special collection be taken up in all parishes in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in support of those impacted by the recent hurricanes. Thousands of people lost their homes and their places of employment due to the recent storms that have impacted especially Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. This special collection may be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of October 27-28 or the weekend of November 3-4. The Bishop asks that the faithful please be generous. All donations will be forwarded to Catholic Charities USA, which administers the funds directly to those in most need. Bishop Mark also requests that the faithful remember those impacted by hurricanes in prayer.