Our Brothers and Sisters in Guatemala

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

"Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor."

1 Corinthians 10:24 ESV


To all Clergy and Congregations of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, 

Last Sunday, volcano Fuego erupted in Guatemala. To date, close to 100 are confirmed dead with 200 others missing. Many others are injured and thousands have been forced to evacuate. In all, close to two million people have been affected. 

I spoke last week with Rev. Silvestre Romero, bishop of the Diocese of Guatemala, and offered him our prayers. I am writing to ask you for your help. 

Sunday plate collection for Guatemala: On Sunday, June 17, I am asking that every church in our diocese take a collection that will be sent to help in the relief efforts. These funds can be sent via check to the Diocese (see below) and will be routed to The Diocese of Guatemala for local relief efforts. 

Donations by check: Congregations or individuals can donate to Guatemala relief efforts by making checks payable to "Diocese of Pennsylvania" and writing "FBO Guatemala Relief" on the front of the check. Checks can be mailed to: The Diocese of Pennsylvania, 3717 Chestnut Street, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Donations by credit card: We have established a new PayPal account that will be ready for donations by 6/13/18. (We will announce on social media.) Until then, if you would like to donate with a credit card please contact Takiyah Culyer at tcuyler@diopa.org, 215.621.8313. American Express, Visa, MasterCard & Discover cards are accepted. Please do not email credit card information.

In the Name of the God who made us all, please be as generous as possible when you give. Your show of compassion will help bring the love of Jesus Christ to the people of our Companion Diocese in their hour of need. 

The Rt. Rev. Daniel G. P. Gutiérrez

XVI Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania