On Saturday morning, we attended Mass as part of our celebration of Charles' ordination anniversary. Before Mass, folks gather to say the rosary together. I noticed that, in addition to the regular parishioners, there were several visitors. When the rosary was over, just before Mass started, they came up to Charles and told him that they couldn't stay for Mass, but could they receive Holy Communion before they left.
Charles wrote on his blog, Loaves and Fishes, about this experience, so I am posting the link so you can read it in his own words. He didn't put links to several organizations he mentions in his post, so I will post them here as well.
Catholic Relief Services
Aid to the Church in Need
Catholic Near East Welfare Association
And please, keep the suffering Church in Iraq, Syria and Egypt in your prayers.