Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis: “Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death…Christians are asked to return to God ‘with all their hearts.’ “… “At the basis of everything is the word of God, which during this season we are invited to hear and ponder more deeply…Let us find inspiration in the meaningful story of the rich man and Lazarus (cf.Lk 16:19-31) for it provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life. It exhorts us to sincere conversion.” Message for Lent 2017

“Through CRS Rice Bowl we hear stories from our brothers and sisters in need worldwide, and devote our Lenten prayers, fasting, and gifts to change the lives of the poor. Each day of Lent, individuals are invited to use the Lenten Calendar – included with every Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl, to guide their Lenten almsgiving.” If you did not get a Rice Bowl on Ash Wednesday, be sure to pick one up today.

Souper Bowl 2017: Amazing news! The young people of the 3 parishes collected $2244.10 on Souper Bowl Sunday to help support the Warming Center which provides shelter on freezing nights to the homeless! This donation will play a big part in helping United Way continue to offer this critical service. God bless all those kind-hearted young people, and those who donated!

Food for the Hungry: This weekend children are handing out empty grocery bags to be filled and placed in front of the altar next weekend. What a wonderful way to help those in need in our own community!

Immigration and Refugee Legal Services: Tim Meliah, Director of WW Catholic Charities, announces that an immigration lawyer from the Diocese of Spokane, will now be visiting WW one or two times/month to help with immigration matters. Call 509-455-4961 to make an appointment.

Wendy Hernandez,, 525-2034, Walla Walla immigration attorney, who prepared the “Know your Rights” presentation we delivered after Spanish Masses last weekend, is also an excellent source of information and assistance.

Welcome the Stranger: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35

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