As wildfires continue to rage throughout Northern California and many parts of the Diocese of Sacramento, we especially pray for the Church in Santa Rosa and the people of Napa and Sonoma Counties who have been impacted greatly by the fires.
We acknowledge the sense of loss and suffering experienced by those of you who have lost their homes, businesses (or places of employment). We pray that you do not lose hope, nor the sense of God’s presence and the support of the community.
We pray, too, for the brave men and women who are responding to these disasters, battling the fires and helping people to safety. We call upon God for improved weather conditions and for the blessing of rain to assist them.