Assisting our Neighbors—25% of contributions help to support local poverty and hunger alleviation programs. In 2013 our diocese awarded grants to parishes or agencies for gardens that provide fresh food to low income people. Our Tri-Parish food bank garden behind Assumption Church received the largest grant of $4,500! Pray for people in our own community who struggle with poverty and hunger.
The Walla Walla area Church Women United welcomes the Milton-Freewater Church Women United as their guest for the May Friendship Luncheon on May 2, 11:30a.m., at the First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse, Walla Walla. Each person is encouraged to bring a personal hygiene item to add to the table centerpieces as “Through God Our Hands Can Serve.” Those items will be given to helpline to distribute. Nancy Jacobsen will speak about the interesting and beneficial work of the Commitment to Community (C to C) group in Walla Walla. The annual collection of Least Coin will be gathered for world-wide projects. A voluntary offering will also be gathered for the State and Local units’ work. The Walla Walla area women are asked to bring salads; bread, beverages and dessert will be furnished. The Milton-Freewater women collect pull tabs from cans and stamps, so bring all that you may have accumulated.
“Let us not give up meeting together…but let us encourage one another.” (Hebrews 10:25) Bring your friends and make new acquaintances with our Oregon/Washington neighbors.
A few weeks ago the parish replaced the bark that surrounds the three buildings that make up the St. Francis grounds. While these areas seem to be a fun place for children to play, bark on the sidewalks is a safety hazard. It becomes especially difficult for our younger parishioners as well as our elderly parishioners to maneuver. Please be mindful of your fellow parishioners and help keep the bark off the sidewalks and in the area where it is intended.
When Jesus heard about the illness of his friend, Lazarus, He responded, “This illness is not to end in death; rather it is for God’s glory, that through it the Son of God may be glorified.” Every aspect of our lives – our gifts as well as our sufferings – can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessing for others and ourselves.
Catholic Daughters Business Meeting and Rosary on April 8th, 6:30 pm in the John of the Cross Room at
St. Patrick. Please come and bring a friend.
April 16, 11-1 pm at St. Pat’s Blanchet Hall. Tickets $25, which includes a soup bowl of your choice to keep. Soup is prepared by WWCC Culinary School, with fresh bread from local bakeries.
Early May, at St. Mary’s. PRE-ORDER* BY APRIL 18TH to choose from the full selection of crafts & food items found at crsfairtrade.org or the CRS F.T. Catalog. Pre-order forms, ordering instructions & a catalog are available in the Rectory, St. Mary Gift shop, or from Judy at, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 301-0105.
This week, CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Haiti. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Call to Family, Community and Participation, and reminded that, as social beings, we are called to seek God together. Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Haiti and all around the world, that our families and communities may be strengthened and blessed.
If you are interested in seeing Cardinal Sean O’Malley (of Boston) speak about Pope Francis and his selection as Pope, go to http://vimeo.com/89458086. It is 27 minutes in length.
The following are the top five discoveries (values of strengths) that St. Patrick parishioners
(English) identified in their surveys and the parish event for Know, Love & Serve.
1) Parish Community
2) Education and Spiritual Formation
3) Liturgy and Sacramental Life
5) Priests, Religious and Parish staff
This week CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Malawi. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers, and reminded that, just as He labored to create the universe, God sanctifies and calls us to work. Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Malawi and all around the world, that we work with joy for God’s greater glory.
The blind man was willing to let Jesus minister to him and willingly did all Jesus asked of him. The Pharisees were more resistant to His message, spending their time and energy to disprove the miracle. Which am I more like, the man born blind or the Pharisees?
Sign-up sheets for the Paschal Triduum are at the entrance of the church (April 17 – Holy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Vigil) – (Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and foot washing).
Thursday, April, 10th. Please bring a salad or main dish to share. Table service, beverages and desserts are provided. All seniors and those who assist them are always most welcome!
Since we have surpassed our goal of 300 by March 9 with 365 items, we are raising the overall goal to 600 food items by the end of April. Keep up the great work! Thanks to Sheila Kelly for the counting, collecting of food and maintaining the “food thermometer”.
This week CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of the Philippines. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Option for the Poor, and reminded of Jesus’ words: “Whatever you did for these least of mine, you did for me.” Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in the Philippines and all around the world, that we may see the Face of Christ in the poor among us.
April 3rd @ 3:00 PM – St. Francis – Bilingual
April 9th @ 5:00 PM – Assumption – Bilingual
No Confessions @ St. Patrick on April 9th
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