Local Cathedral Collecting Donations For Notre Dame
Apr 16, 2019, 4:38 PM | Updated: 4:43 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City announced today that they have created a fund for the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris for it’s rebuilding efforts.
The Very Reverend Martin Diaz, Rector of the Cathedral of the Madeleine talked said they feel it is important to reach out and help the Paris icon.
He encouraged businesses, foundations and families to give and help send a message of support to the people of Paris.
“The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine has had the honor of celebrating Mass in the Cathedral of Notre Dame on several occasions. We feel it is important, as a fellow Catholic Cathedral, to reach out and help this icon of Paris in her time of need.”
“The very thought of losing your most sacred space in a fire is beyond words. So, besides sending our prayers, we will be accepting donations from Catholics and non-Catholics alike. If you have ever been to the Cathedral of Notre Dame, or have dreamt of going there, we invite all of you to contribute to the rebuilding of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. We will be accepting donations at Mass or you can send or bring your donation to the Cathedral of the Madeleine offices.”
The “Cathedral to Cathedral” collection will go through May 12th, according to officials with the Madeleine.
The Cathedral is located on 331 E. South Temple.
The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City posted on facebook about the effort, saying donations can be made online.
The post said, “Thank you to the many individuals who have reached out to us regarding the Cathedral of Notre Dame. You may also share your thoughts and prayer intentions with the Archdiocese of Paris (use the translate button to see the page in English) and make donations at https://www.paris.catholique.fr/-incendie-de-notre-dame-de-…”