Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis Calls on Catholics to End World Hunger by 2025: “’I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.’ The words of Our Lord call to us today, telling us not to turn away, indifferent, when we know our neighbor is hungry.”

Feed the Hungry: Parishioners from all three parishes were amazingly giving during our September food drive! As Thanksgiving draws near, please remember to be extra generous in bringing non-perishable food items and/or checks to be sure everyone in WW has enough to eat. Please designate BMAC food bank on your checks.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need will be held at DeSales Catholic High School, 919 E. Sumach, Tuesday, November 22, 4-6 pm. Sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul & Salvation Army, served by DeSales students. Everyone is welcome!

MINISTRY FAIR TODAY, November 12,13, after all Masses at all three parishes! Looking for a way to contribute to the community? Come see lots of ways to help. Sign up for the ministries in which you are interested.

Catholic Relief Services: Fair Trade Community Order Information will be available at the Ministry Fair: 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 301-0105 or wwpinneys@gmail.com by November 15.

Interfaith Coalition on Poverty: National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, Blanchet Hall, St. Patrick’s. Focus: hungry school children and “Back Pack” program which sends home food for the weekend or school vacations. Come find out kinds of food needed and how you can volunteer and/or donate. In WW there are more than 300 homeless people, 1000 in need of food, more than 100 homeless youth.

GOTR Homeless Camp: About 40 people are still living at the tent camp site. City police are helping provide security from 11 pm- 5 am. A propane water heater has been provided so folks can have hot showers. Volunteers are putting tents on platforms made of pallets, with plywood on top, to make tents warmer and keep them out of the mud.
Needed: A large winter hunters’ tent where campers can gather on freezing nights, propane, propane heaters, fire wood, smaller winter tents, pallets, plywood, warm blankets, sleeping bags, empty plastic jugs with screw on lids, warm socks, underwear.

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