Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis: “How can it be that it is not news when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”

Helping the Homeless in WW: The WW Alliance for the Homeless and the City of Walla Walla are working together to provide a temporary campground for homeless folks who can not find shelter elsewhere. Donations of two person and multi-person tents are needed for the GOTR campground next to the golf course which the City of Walla Walla has authorized for temporary homeless camping.

All-weather tents are preferred, but any tents, with rain flaps, in good condition are welcome. Some temporary residents are sleeping unsheltered on the ground. Contact Beth Call regarding donations of either equipment or funds for this purpose. Checks should be written to the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless, designating tents. Donations are tax deductible. Beth: 529-0216,

Feed the Hungry: Coming soon! On September 17, 18, bags to be returned with groceries will be handed out after Mass for our special food liturgy of September 24, 25, in honor of St. Vincent de Paul, friend of the poor, whose feast is September 27. Food offerings will be placed in front of the altar. Meanwhile please keep bringing your much needed weekly offerings of non-perishable foods and cash donations to BMAC food bank.

Caring for Creation: Earth Friendly Yard Actions: 1. Do not use, or limit, use of pesticides. 2. Do not pour chemicals or oil into storm drains. 3. Leave grass clippings on lawn. 4. Use a broom, not a hose, to sweep driveways. 5. Pick up plastics in your yard, on the street, by lakes, streams, ocean.

Tri-Parish Community Garden at Assumption: A huge thank you to Nancy Wenzel and volunteers for putting so much effort into the garden! Many have enjoyed healthier meals because of you. Volunteers welcome to work and harvest every Tuesday evening, 5:30-dusk.

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