Monday, November 05, 2018 - Updated: 10:42 am
Bishop David Zubik has asked every parish in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to take up a special collection on the weekend of Nov. 10-11 to aid the three Jewish congregations that worship at Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
Families associated with the three congregations face expenses associated with the deaths of 11 members, and the wounding of other members. The building itself suffered damage that will require repair and renovation.
“This collection is a gift of love and solidarity from one religious community to another, to say that the Catholic people of Southwestern Pennsylvania suffer with you and we are here to support you,” Bishop Zubik said. “The congregations at Tree of Life are free to use these donations in whatever way they believe is right, to help their members recover and to restore their house of worship.”
Donations will be taken up at second collections at the vigil Masses on Saturday, Nov. 10 and at Sunday Masses on Nov. 11.