Pastor Joseph Howarth of Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhawnhurst says is praying for the person/people who stole from the parish overnight Monday.
When Howarth arrived at the church for yesterday’s 8:30 a.m. Mass, he realized the door to the sacristy has been tampered. Thieves had broken into the safe and taken the cash and checks that were ready to go to the bank.
Between the church’s regular collection and its special collection for Black and Indian ministries, $11,749 was taken.
Security cameras on the property do not cover the area that was broken into, and additional cameras have not yet been installed.
No arrests have been made so far.