Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Secretary for Promoting Integral Human Development: “Conflict is always the wrong way: As Christians, we must always walk on the path toward peace, and strengthen public education and the culture on the fact that one can defend himself from nuclear menace only by completely eliminating nuclear weapons.” August 10, 2017
Walla Walla Teen Shelter: “The Hub on 3rd”, will be completed this summer. Walla Walla Catholic Charities has helped with planning and fund raising and will provide much-needed services for youth and their families in the area. The WW Teen Shelter, one component of the Hub will provide emergency shelter, case management, youth development programming and service referrals for youth ages 12-17. The Health Center and Children’s Home Society will also be housed in the Hub, providing primary health and mental health care services, and Early Head Start child care respectively. Grand Opening of The Hub on 3rd, Friday, September 8th at 2:00 pm. Across the street from Lincoln High School.
Feed the Hungry: Please remember to bring non-perishable food items or cash donations for the St.Vincent & BMAC food banks.
Sleep Center: The WW Alliance for the Homeless is busily trying to make 32 all weather Conestoga huts for the Sleep Center before winter, but they need help. A few crew chiefs with carpentry experience would be fabulous! Work schedule:8 am-12 noon, Wed-Sat. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-876-6636. Donations for materials are most welcome. WWAH, PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA.
Thank you again for your generous response in making donations & pledges to support the Guatemala Mission! Please remember to write “Guatemala Mission” on your check for your monthly or quarterly pledge & drop it in the collection basket. Next Guatemala envelopes for St. Patrick’s, 8/13-8/20.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Immigration lawyers are in Walla Walla two times/month.
Immigrant Resources: A meeting at Garrison: Wed, Aug 23, 6-8 pm. Garrison Middle School Cafeteria, Wendy Hernandez, immigration lawyer: upcoming English, citizenship classes, copy documents, Know your Rights info, Power of Attorney, parental consent forms, register to vote! Contact Cindy Gregoire, email@example.com.
Prayer of St. Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt faith, where there is despair, hope, and where there is darkness, light. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console, to be understood, as to understand, to be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning, that we are pardoned, and in dying, that we are born to eternal life.”
Pray for Peace.