From the Office of Communications of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
The archdiocese has received reports of fraudulent emails that appear to be coming from pastors. These emails are part of an international scheme that has emerged over the past few years. Scammers are trying to trick parishioners into believing that their pastor is requesting money or gift cards for various parish needs through a series of email messages.
Again, these are fraudulent emails. Official archdiocesan priest email addresses end in @dbqarch.org. These emails come from different addresses, often disguised to look like personal Gmail or Yahoo accounts. The body of these messages are generic and include phrases like “Are you in the office now?” and “How are you? Please contact me.”
Neither Fr. Nils de Jesús Hernández (Trinity Cluster, Pastor) nor any of the Cluster Staff would ask for money or gift cards by email, so please ignore such an email if you receive one.
We are the Trinity Cluster, a Catholic community of faith united in Christ. We are committed to inviting all people to celebrate God’s love through the Holy Eucharist and living the Gospel. We strive to build a unified, loving, compassionate and welcoming cluster by sharing our gifts.
(Approved by the Cluster Leadership 12-04-14)
Somos las Parroquias Agrupadas Trinidad, una comunidad católica unida en Cristo. Nos comprometemos a invitar a todas las personas para celebrar el amor de Dios a través de la Eucaristía y vivir el Evangelio. Nos esforzamos por construir un grupo unificado, amoroso, compasivo y acogedor compartiendo nuestros dones.
(Aprobado por el liderazgo de las Parroquias Agrupadas el 04-12-14)