Catholic Social Concerns Ministry

Pope Francis: “Dioceses, parishes, religious institutes, organizations, and individual Christians: we are all called to welcome our brothers and sisters who are fleeing war, hunger, violence, and cruel conditions of life.” “The only solution to the migration crisis is solidarity.” 10/2016

Food for the Hungry: Thank you to everyone who helped make our “Food for the Hungry” drive a success. Thank you to the many parishioners whose generosity will greatly benefit those in need of assistance. You are truly walking the talk. “Feed the hungry.” is an important obligation expressed in the Corporal Works of Mercy.

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. Third week in Lent: We encounter Fernando in El Salvador where, despite a lack of economic opportunity, youth are pursuing their dreams of building businesses to better the lives of their families.  How have you worked to better the lives of others this Lent?

For innocent families being torn apart by harsh new immigration tactics, we pray to the Lord. For all young people struggling to find meaningful work and provide for their families, we pray to the Lord.

For our own community of faith, that we promote the rights of workers, remembering that Jesus worked, 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.

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

Welcoming 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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