"I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting... May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war."
- Pope Francis
On February 24, Russia initiated military action against Ukraine with attacks throughout the country, including in the capital city, Kyiv. Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Kyiv, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, addressed the faithful in Ukraine and around the world. In his appeal for prayers for the peace and safety of the Ukrainian people, he reminds us to place hope in Christ and that “after night, there comes day…After darkness, there comes light, just as after death there comes resurrection.”
Your help is needed in Ukraine where there are already more than 2.9 million people in need of assistance. Below are organizations for you to send assistance.
- Catholic Relief Services
Your contributions will continue to provide emergency funds that are already helping the victims of this war with food and water, hygiene supplies, support, and other necessary humanitarian services.
- Emergency Supplies
Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church in Detroit is collecting emergency supplies needed for the efforts in Ukraine. All items can be donated directly to Immaculate Conception.
- Relief & Emergency Supplies - Amazon List
An easy way to help out is giving relief and emergency supplies through Amazon. This list has also been compiled by Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Catholic Church in Detroit. The supplies will be collected and brought over to Ukraine.