Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis: “The Apostle Paul tells us that ‘the love of money is the root of all evils’ (1Tim 6:10) It is the main cause of corruption and a source of envy, strife, and suspicion. Money can come to dominate us, even to the point of becoming a tyrannical idol…Money can chain us and the entire world to a selfish logic that leaves no room for love and hinders peace.” Message for Lent, 2017

Food for the Hungry: Thank you to all the children and adults who handed out empty grocery bags last weekend! We hope you remembered to bring them back full of non-perishable food items for the hungry this weekend. Please place them in front of the altar as part of our offering. If you forgot, please return them next weekend. The need is great!

CRS Rice Bowl: Please remember to put a daily offering in your Rice Bowl to help CRS provide a hand up to families in poverty around the world. Week 1: The Singh family in India. CRS is helping a mother and father in India use innovative farming techniques to feed their family amidst a flood. Week 2: CRS is helping Evelina & other mothers in her community in Zambia learn new ways to provide nutritious meals for their growing children and families. How do we ensure that those who are hungry have not only food but true nourishment? Visit to learn more.

“For our own community in Walla Walla, that we may follow Pope Francis’ example in learning the names, faces,and stories of our brother and sisters who are suffering from hunger, we pray to the Lord.”

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

Wendy Hernandez,, 525-2034, Walla Walla immigration attorney who prepared the “Know your Rights” presentation delivered after Spanish Masses.February 25, 26, is also an excellent source of information and assistance.

Welcoming the Stranger: Deuteronomy 10:19 “You shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

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