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Helpline is in need of volunteers.

If you are interested in working for a morning or afternoon shift one day a week, please contact Michelle at 529-3377.

Tri-Parish Senior Potluck Luncheon

The next Tri-Parish Senior Potluck Luncheon will be Thursday, September 18th at St. Francis in the parish hall beginning at 11:30 AM. The speaker will be Deacon Jim Barrow on “Second Chances in Surprising Places.” Please bring a salad or main dish to share. Table service, beverages and desserts are provided. All seniors and those who assist them are welcome.

Live Broadcast of “Time With The Bishop”

Tuesday, September 16, Bishop Cupich will host another one-hour live edition from noon to 1 PM on Sacred Heart Radio, KTTO 970 AM in Spokane. Please call with questions and comments and interaction with Bishop Cupich 509-327-3695.

Stewardship Reflection: August 31st

In today’s second reading, St. Paul exhorts the Romans to total stewardship. Brothers and sisters, he urges, “…offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.”

Presbyteral Assembly

Fr. Pedro, Fr. Brian and Fr. David will be out of town on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th for the annual presbyteral assembly of all our diocesan priests. There will be communion services these days and no confessions on Wednesday. If you have an emergency and need a priest please call St. Francis in Milton-Freewater at 1-541-938-5436.

Help End Homelessness!

The homeless Housing and Assistance Act was passed by the legislature in 2005, with the goal of reducing homelessness by 50% statewide and in each county by 2015. The Act added a surcharge to certain documents. The Funding from the surcharge is available for local housing and homeless assistance programs. Presently the surcharge is $40, but the law contains sunset provisions reducing the surcharge to $30 in 2015 and to $10 in 2017.

Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Feed America reports forty nine million Americans, or one out of seven people, are food insecure. Of this number, 12 million are children and 7 million are seniors. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Please remember to bring a food item to church or use the large white envelopes for your check donation.

Holy Family School Foundation

Holy Family School Foundation in Clarkston, WA is presenting “Sister Strikes Again; Late Nite Catechism 2.” This very funny professional theater production which will be on September 13. For Tickets got to www.entertainmentevents.com.

Assumption Coffee Call

Coffee Call will be resume after Labor Day following the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses. We need volunteers to help set up and serve, particularly after 8:30. If you are willing to help occasionally or regularly, please call Leo or Aggi Lapke at 529-7305 as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to help build community.

Walla Walla Catholic Schools

Walla Walla Catholic Schools would like your help working at our two food booths at the Fair August 27-31. Please stop by our booths and buy some yummy pizza, salads, pasta, burgers, and more or volunteer by going to this website: http://vols.pt/XRKmPN