Speak to your child or youth about how to protect themselves against abuse, how to report it and how YOU, as parents, grandparents, or concerned citizens can prevent it from happening. For more information go to the Diocesan Web Site – dioceseofspokane.org, and look under ‘Protecting Our Children’ for more information.
We are planning our upcoming program. The dates are Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th, from 9 am to noon. The theme this year is the Cool Kingdom Party, Mary leads me closer to Jesus. If you have a talent or time you would like to share with the kids, please consider joining this fun team. Call or text Kristine at 520-1931 or email@example.com.
**We are in special need of a guitarist**
Proceeds go to the Annual Catholic Appeal 2014. Weimeraner/Labrador Retriever puppies (hybrid breed by AKC), 10 weeks old, all black, first shots, and wormed. Breed good for hunting, tracking, retrieving, companionship, etc. $200 each, payable to Assumption Catholic Church. Contact Linda at 386-8422 or 525-2545.
The Divine Mercy Novena begins on Good Friday, April 18. Copies of the Novena are available at the entrance of the church. A celebration of Divine Mercy will be held on Sunday, April 27, at St. Francis Church, from 2:30-3:30. Included will be Benediction with Fr. Mike Ishida, The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and The Chaplet of Devine Mercy in song. Call Terri at 522-1163.
Please join us in celebrating World Fair Trade Day, the largest Fair Trade event in N. America each year. The Providence Saint Mary Medical Center’s Service League will join our neighbors across the U.S. and around the world in celebrating World Fair Trade Day by hosting Fair Trade sale and sampling events on May 8th from 9:00am – 5:00pm and on May 10th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. In celebration of World Fair Trade Day, you are invited to stop by the lobby at Providence St. Mary’s Hospital to sample and purchase Fair Trade coffee and chocolate, learn more about Fair Trade, and shop for beautiful and fairly-traded home décor, accessories and other unique hand crafted items from around the world. Your purchases empower marginalized farmers, workers and artisans to gain the income and skills they need to support themselves and their families. Here is your chance to give gifts that change lives! In addition to supporting artisans and farmers around the globe, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Providence Saint Mary Service League. Please help us spread the word and invite your friends, coworkers and neighbors. Visit www.ftrn.org to learn more about Fair Trade. For more information about the sale, contact Judy Pinney at 509-301-0105.
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).