Both widows in today’s readings gave all they had to the work of the Lord, one using all her remaining food to feed Elijah and the other offering her two copper coins to the temple treasury. Faithful stewards give all that is asked and trust the Lord to be faithful to His promises.
Support families around the world through your Christmas shopping while helping our Guatemala Mission. Place your order with the Pinneys by November 15. Choose any of the craft and food items from crsfairtrade.org or the CRS FT catalog. To order or for more info. Contact Judy 301- 0105 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pick up orders at the Fair Trade Sale and Breakfast, December 6, 9:00 – noon.
The next preparation class for parents and godparents who wish to baptize their infants or children (under 7 years old) will be Saturday, December 5th, 9:30 – noon in the John of the Cross Room. Please call the parish office to register.
An opportunity to reflect on and imitate the examples of our favorite saints, ordinary human beings who strove to live Jesus’ Law of Love: Mary, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare, Mother Teresa, St. Juan Diego, St. Patrick, etc.
”We seem to think we can substitute an irreplaceable and irretrievable beauty with something which we have created ourselves.”
– Pope Francis
November 8th at St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall from – 4:30-7:00 pm. Includes a green salad, steak, baked potato, ranch beans and other fixings. Cost is $15 and children’s dinner is $5 (hamburger and chips). There will also be adult beverages. Come support your local Knights of Columbus and your Catholic Community.
The Christlife small group experience is in January 2016. In preparation for this spiritual journey, you are needed to ensure its success! Please join us for an informational meeting, November 8th—5:30-7:00 pm. Wine, cheese, and other refreshments will be provided.
The movie ‘Heaven is for Real’ will be November 15, from 2-5 in the St. John room at St. Patrick’s. The PG movie is about a young boy who dies on the operating table and comes back sharing his story of being in Heaven. Consider bringing a snack to share with the group.
November 12, 11:30 am at St. Pat’s Blanchet Hall. Speaker will be Donna Coffeen, on: “Giving Juvenile Offenders a chance.” Please bring a salad or main dish to share. All seniors and those who assist them are always welcome!
November 14 at 11:30 am, to benefit St. Michael’s Haven, permanent housing for homeless veterans’ and their families. Cost is $25. Contact CC at 525-0572 or Christy at, 525-3958.
The Warming Center needs warm jackets, snow pants, gloves, hats and warm socks for the coming winter.
Please bring to United Way in the Chamber of Commerce building on Sumach St., across from post office.
The need for food increases as it gets colder and seasonal work ends. Please don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations to BMAC food bank.
Bring the family to rake leaves Saturday, November 7th at 8:30 am at 420 W. Alder. This event is to help the elderly and disabled in our community. If you want to participate or need your yard raked, contact Mara Palumbo at 529-9062
The next Tri-Parish Senior Potluck Luncheon will be Thursday, November 12 at 11:30 am at St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall, with guest speaker Donna Coffeen on “Giving Juvenile Offenders a Chance.” Please bring a salad or main dish to share. Table service beverages, and desserts will be provided. All seniors and those who assist them are always welcome!
The Serra Club is an organization of local groups throughout the world dedicated to fostering, encouraging and increasing vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Our new Bishop, Thomas Daly, has asked the Catholics of Walla Walla to organize a Serra Club to better promote vocations here in our corner of the Diocese. If you have even the slightest interest in helping to promote vocations and the Serra Club, you are invited to an introductory dinner meeting to learn more about the mission of Serra. Join us on Monday, November 9th at 6:30 pm in the St. Francis Parish hall. Please confirm you attendance by calling Susan Fleming at 525-0449 by November 4th.
“Lord, I have let myself be deceived, in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord. Take me once more into your redeeming embrace. “