Please be aware of communications via email or text or possibly even phone calls concerning alternate routing of your offertory if you are not able to make it to Mass at your parish. Already, some phony communications have been received by parishioners who thought that the situation was odd. They had the sense to contact their parish office and, in doing so, discovered that their hunch was correct – – this was indeed a scam.
Please do not become a victim to any type of financial scam. If you receive a communication about any financial aspect in relationship to your parish, school, or social outreach, please contact your parish office by phone to authenticate that communication.
Deacon Thomas M. Berg, Jr.
Diocese of Columbus