ALERT!! Text scam is targeting local parishioners

Recently parishioners of local parishes have been receiving texts requesting gift cards which are ostensibly from their priests. Some of these texts even include the parishioner's first name. THESE TEXTS ARE A SCAM. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THE TEXT! Please also know that your parish priest will never text or email you asking for gift cards.

Following is a link for more information on this new method of scamming via text message and what to do about them: https://www.thoughtco.com/text-message-scams-dont-text-back-3974548