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This year Pope Francis canonized Saint John XX111 and Saint John Paul 11. Both made immense contributions to the social teaching of the Church on the dignity of labor and its importance to human flourishing. St. John Paul II called work “probably the essential key to the whole social question” (Laborem Exercen, No. 3) and St. John XXIII stressed workers are “entitled to a wage that is determined in accordance with the precepts of justice” (Pacem in Terris, No. 20)
In total, the Diocese of Spokane sent over $27,000 to Catholic Relief Services for their hunger and nutrition programs around the world – all from the bills and coins dropped into your Lenten Rice Bowl. Thanks for your faithful support!
Will be Sunday, September 21 leaving Whitman College at Park and Boyer at 1:30 pm and ends at Pioneer Park. The UN summit on climate crisis takes place in New York City on September 23, 2014. Walla Walla will join other cities in support of the Global Climate March. By walking together to support health of our community and the planet. If walking is hard, you may park near the bandstand where we will meet.
Pope Francis: “Creation is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it, and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect.”
Sisters in Scripture part 2, will be offered this year. The title is Never on Sunday – a look at the women in the bible who are never mentioned in the Sunday lectionary. We will meet Thursdays, 1 – 3pm in the John of the Cross room starting October 16. You may attend even if you did not participate in Part 1 of the series. There is a book to be purchased from the church. If you are interested in learning more about these women of faith in an atmosphere of sharing your faith with other women of wisdom, please call Sue Logsdon at 529-5141 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tri-Parish garden is winding down and we need to take up the slack! Please remember to shop for a little extra and bring it to church on any Sunday. Remember too that your check donation in the large white envelopes, available in the church, allows the food bank to purchase at a volume discount what they need most.
Assumption Women will meet on September 9th with a rosary at 11:30, a potluck at noon, and meeting at 12:30. Door prizes, important items to discuss and vote on. Coffee and juice provided. Call Sally, 525-0245 or Ester, 520-2556.
Catholic Daughters will meet Tuesday, September 9, at St. Patrick in the John of the Cross room. Rosary at 6:30 PM. Come meet our new court. All women of the parish are invited to join. Ferraro’s fresh biscotti and cheesecake will be served. Call Sharon 525-3120.
Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism Series will begin Tuesday, September 23 at 9:30 am in the St. John Room. Come join this 12 part DVD and discussion group to learn more about the faith. For more information contact Bob at 529-7078.
Olivewood carvings will be available to purchase after masses on September 6th and 7th. The proceeds are to support Christian Catholic families in the Holy Land, since it is the major source of income for them. More than 75 families in Bethlehem hand carved these items. They are very beautiful and unique items (Nativities, Crucifixes, Rosaries, Statues, etc.).
Please join us in studying the Oremus “Let’s Pray” series to foster an “effective & fruitful prayer life.” Kids are always welcome. Meeting is Friday, September 19 at 9:30 am in the Assumption parish hall. Contact Helen at 540-0521 or email@example.com for more information.