Pope Francis: “Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. There is something not right with us, with our society, with the church, and we need to change, to turn, to convert. Conversion can’t be reduced to exterior forms or vague resolutions, but involves and transforms one’s entire existence, starting with the center of the person, the conscience.” Lent 2015
CRS Rice Bowl “Join our faith community in a life-changing Lenten journey. In Iraq we encounter 8 year old Majd & his family, forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide,who are forced to flee their homes to find safety? Visit www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-1 to learn more.
Warming Center for homeless women & children, 1520 Pleasant, Warming Center for adults, New Beginnings Church & First Congregational Church, are sponsored by United Way. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or donate. The Tri-Parish Social Concerns Ministry will be donating $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 donated to United Way in support of 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. The St. Pat’s Guatemala envelope is located between Feb.11 & Feb.18.
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 email@example.com.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961 for appointment Wendy Hernandez, 525-2034, firstname.lastname@example.org, Walla Walla.
Please pray for and support 800,000 DACA, immigrants. The US Conference of Bishops urges Congress & Trump Administration to support 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
Catholic Social Ministries meeting, Tuesday, February, 20, 7 pm, Assumption Hall. Everyone’s welcome!