Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis on the need for prayer for the people in Aleppo, Syria: “Through prayer and spiritual closeness, I feel united in suffering with the people of Aleppo. In expressing my deep sorrow and lively concern for what is happening in that already battered city – where children, the elderly, the sick, young, and old, all are dying – I renew my appeal to everyone to commit themselves with all their strength to the protection of civilians as an imperative and urgent obligation…Let us draw near to our Syrian brothers and sisters with prayer and solidarity, and let us entrust them to the maternal protection of the Virgin Mary.” 10/16

Food Drive, September 24,25: More food and cash donations continued to flow in the weekend of October 1, 2! St. Patrick’s: 202 lbs of food, $100 Assumption, $50. Thank you for your big hearts!

Tri-Parish Garden: Help with weeding, cleaning, and planting throughout October. Nancy Wenzel, 629-2863

Guatemala Mission: Don’t forget to use your Guatemala envelopes or make your scheduled donations to the Guatemala Mission. The preschool, catechesis, radio project, etc., are depending on us. Chris Pinney is volunteering in Guatemala right now.

GOTR Temporary Homeless Camp: 55+ residents. Present needs: volunteers, winter tents, tarps at least 10X12, wooden or plastic pallets, firewood, propane, warm sleeping bags, hygiene items. Please take clothing items to Helpline to distribute. Thank you so much to those who have already contributed. WW City Council and administrators have postponed their decision about the future of the camp until the end of October.

Warming Center: Volunteers needed. Next training session, Wednesday, 6-8 pm, October, 26. From November-February, on nights when temperature drops below 20 degrees, or 25 degrees with precipitation, the Congregational Church, Palouse & Alder, hosts a Warming Center, 7 pm-7 am. Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts. Contact Kristen Sayers, United Way, 529-1183.

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