Update: A huge thank you to all who have supported this appeal. Due to the overwhelming generosity from the local community, we are now unable to receive any more physical goods, except from medical supplies as these are in urgent demand. We are truly thankful for the wealth of goodwill and generosity shown by people across the Archdiocese.
The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, has launched an urgent and major appeal in the Archdiocese of Liverpool to support Ukraine.
The archdiocese has connections with Ukraine as Bishop Hryhoriy (Gregory) Komar, the auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Sambir-Drohobych in the Lviv region of western Ukraine was taught by Liverpool priest Father Francis Marsden while studying for the priesthood.
Ukrainian priest, Father Taras Khomych, serves at Liverpool’s Ukrainian Catholic parish – based at St Sebastian’s RC Church in Fairfield. Father Taras led prayers for Ukraine at the cathedral vigil on 4 March, he also comes from Lviv and has family there.
The appeal gives the opportunity for both financial donations and the donation of items which can be dropped off at 40 centres throughout the archdiocese. Financial donations will be sent to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of the Holy Family of London and our partner diocese in Sambir-Drohobych.
Financial donations may be made in the following ways:
1. By using the following text numbers:
(Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.)
2. By bank transfer to:
Account name: Archdiocese of Liverpool
Sort code: 40-29-12
Reference: Help Ukraine
3. By cheque made payable to ‘Archdiocese of Liverpool’ and with ‘Help Ukraine’ written on the reverse. Please send cheques to St Margaret Clitherow Centre, Liverpool Archdiocesan Office, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA
The archdiocese is also welcoming volunteers to support the appeal, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with name and contact details.
Prayer resources available at http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/ukraine-support