Pope Francis’ New Beatitudes: “…Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized, and show them their closeness. Blessed are those who see God in every person, and strive to make others also discover him. Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home. Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others…” 10/16
CRS Rice Bowl: Care for God’s Creation: “Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world…In Caring for God’s Creation, we remember that God created every plant, every mountaintop, every animal, everything…We find God in these good things, and so we must take care of creation – both for ourselves and for all of our human family.”
Encounter Dita: “Dita, her husband, and their seven children depend on the money they earn selling crops from their small farm in Ethiopia. But frequent droughts often mean that families like Dita’s who depend on home-grown crops go hungry. And amidst the current, historic, drought, more than 10 million people are struggling with hunger. But thanks to a CRS program that helps families prepare for crises like droughts, Dita was able to build a new house and open a small store where she sells items like pasta, shampoo, & bananas, earning $400/month. Now her children eat 3 meals/day and attend school.”
We pray: For all those affected by drought or lack of clean water. For our community of faith, that we do our part to preserve our natural environment and be good stewards of the gifts that God has given us. Please remember to put an offering in your Rice Bowl. See www.crsricebowl.org
Guatemala Mission: Coming soon: Short presentations after Mass by recent Walla Walla volunteers in Guatemala, updating information about important programs Walla Walla’s three parishes support in Guatemala. Meanwhile please remember to continue your support. St. Patrick’s next Guatemala envelope is between Palm Sunday, April 9, and Easter Sunday, April 16. Thank you for your ongoing support for generations over 50 years!
Homeless camp: The Walla Walla City Council recently voted to move the homeless camp to the Fort Walla Walla Park area as soon as the new site can be readied. So it might be better to hold off on donations of large objects for now. Check donations to the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless may be sent to PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA.
Wendy Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 525-2034, Walla Walla immigration attorney, is also an excellent source of information and assistance. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Spokane, will be visiting Walla Walla two times/month. Call 509-455-4961 to make an appointment.