Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we watch with horror the invasion of Ukraine continue, we are praying for an end to this injustice and for the     Ukrainian people who are experiencing great hardship.

We can see there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine and across Europe as people flee to safety in neighbouring countries. How can we contribute materially to help alleviate the suffering this invasion is causing?

Perhaps this Lent, with our prayers and fasting, we can consider supporting these organizations as part of our traditional practice of almsgiving or charity.

Here are three reputable agencies, two Catholic ones with established connections to Ukraine and one well-known secular agency that will use donations to  assist those most in need.

May Mary Queen of Peace, intercede for an end to the conflict and for those most affected.

+ Marcel Damphousse

Archbishop of Ottawa-Cornwall

Catholic Near East Welfare Association Canada (CNEWA)

https://cnewa.org/ca/campaigns/ukraine/

Development and Peace https://devp.org

Canadian Red Cross https://www.redcross.ca/