Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis: “ Politics is one of the highest forms of love, because it is in the service of the common good…True faith in the incarnate Son of God is inseparable from self-giving, from membership in the community, from service, from reconciliation with others. The Son of God, by becoming flesh, summoned us to the revolution of tenderness.” (Evangelii Gaudium 72)

Please pray that our nation will elect compassionate, wise, fair, honest, leaders. Don’t forget to vote! Ballots must be postmarked no later than November 8.

Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Community Order: Choose beautiful gifts that change lives around the world! Select from the many craft and specialty food items at crsfairtrade.org or the CRS FT Catalog. Then place your order with Judy at 509-301-0105 or wwpinneys@gmail.com by November 15.

GOTR Homeless Camp: A prayer of thanksgiving that the City of WW and the Alliance for the Homeless have worked out a temporary agreement to keep the tent camp going until at least December 9. The police will provide security from 11 pm-5 am to protect the camp from intruders and theft. The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless will winterize the camp by putting pallet platforms under the tents to keep them dry and make them warmer. Needed: pallets, sheets of plywood to put on top of the pallets, LED lights, propane, fire wood, warm hats, socks, underwear, gloves. Please take warm clothes and boots, warm sleeping bags and blankets, to Helpline. A longer range decision on winter shelter for the homeless will be made by City Council Nov.7.

Warming Center: First Congregational Church, Palouse & Alder. From November-February, on nights when the temperature falls below 20 degrees, 25 with precipitation, the Warming Center is open from 7 pm-7 am. Trained volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts. Contact Kristen Sayers, United Way, 529-1183.

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