Over the years, Catholics in the Diocese of Austin have responded to many tragedies around the world with tremendous generosity. Now our neighbor in need is right here in our own diocese. Thousands in Bastrop, Austin, Cedar Park and other areas have lost everything. Bishop Vasquez has asked that all parishes in the Diocese of austin take up a special collection to help with recovery and disaster relief for victims of the recent wildfires in Central Texas. These gifts will be distributed through Catholic Charities of Central Texas.
Bishop Vasquez's statement