Pope Francis: “More than anything else, what destroys charity is greed for money, “the root of all evil”(1Tim 6:10) The rejection of God and his peace soon follows; we prefer our own desolation rather than the comfort found in his word and the sacraments. All this leads to violence against anyone who we think is a threat to our own “certainties”: the unborn child, the elderly and infirm, the migrant, the alien among us, or our neighbor who does not live up to our expectations.” Pope Francis, Lent, 2018
CRS Rice Bowl – ENCOUNTER CESIA IN NICARAGUA where, despite a lack of economic opportunity, young people pursue their dreams by building businesses to better their lives. How can you work to improve the lives of others this Lent? How can you support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? For more information visit: www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-2.org.
Warming Center for homeless women & children, 1520 Pleasant, Warming Center for adults, New Beginnings Church & First Congregational Church, are sponsored by United Way. Contact email@example.com to volunteer or donate. The Tri-Parish Social Concerns Ministry has donated $1500 to United Way to support the Warming Centers!
Souper Bowl results: Thank you so much to the youth volunteers and generous donors to the Souper Bowl collection! The $1021.54 collected at the three parishes will be an additional donation to United Way for the 3 Warming Centers which ensure that no one in WW has to freeze on frigid nights. Guatemala Mission: Please don’t forget that the pre-school, radio station essential to communication, and pastoral outreach depend on our WW parishes. Again thank you so much to all who pledged support to the mission last summer, and to those who have been giving for many years.
Conestoga Sleeping Center, administered by volunteers from the WW Alliance for the Homeless with support from the City of WW, ask for help with some basic needs of the residents: Please leave adult socks, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products at the St. Patrick’s parish office.
Food for the Hungry: Please remember to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to help stock St. Vincent’s & BMAC food banks. Donations are down, but the number of hungry folks is not!Cash or check donations to your parish, designating BMAC food bank, enable them to buy 6X as much food as we can buy at local stores. Envelopes are available at church doors.
Tri-Parish Garden: Nancy needs more volunteers to lead the planting, harvesting, and distributing of veggies. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961 for appointment Wendy Hernandez, email@example.com, 525-2034, Walla Walla. Please pray for and support 800,000 DACA, The US Conference of Bishops urges support for Dream Act 2017 for youth who were brought to US as minors without legal documentation. E-mail or call Rep. McMorris-Rodgers, 202-225-2006, Senators Murray 202-224-2621 & Cantwell 202-224-3441.