Mother Teresa: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
Feed the Hungry: A huge thank you to the children & adults who handed out empty grocery bags to be filled & to all who so generously donated much needed food this cold winter! Response to the Tri-Parish March food drive was amazing, as was the Assumption School food drive during Catholic Schools Week the end of January.
Assumption & St. Francis donations to St.Vincent’s
January & February: 220 lbs
March Food Drive: 453 lbs!
Total 673 lbs!
St. Patrick’s donations to BMAC Food Bank
January & February:437 lbs
BMAC distributes food to all WW food banks
March Food Drive: 964 lbs!
including St. Vincent’s.
Total: 1401 lbs! Assumption Catholic Schools Week food drive for St. Vincent’s: 511 lbs!
CRS Rice Bowl: Global Solidarity: Jesus tells us to love our neighbors even though they may be different from us. That means the neighbors who live next door and also those who live on the other side of the planet. Jesus reminds us that we are all part of God’s great family.
Encounter Micaela: “You are born with breadfruit, you grow up with breadfruit, and you die with breadfruit.” This captures the importance of this starchy food on the Micronesian island of Chuuk, thousands of miles off the coast of Hawaii. It’s a staple both for the Chuukese living in Micronesia, and for people like Micaela who were forced to migrate to Hawaii due to a changing climate and rising seas. Though she moved to Hawaii seeking a better life, she instead found a community of Chuukese struggling with hunger. Through the CRS program, One Ohano: Food & Housing for All, Micaela organizes groups of women to learn farming techniques to plant breadfruit trees and feed their communities.”
CRS Rice Bowl We pray: For all the people around the world who struggle to provide enough food to meet their families’ daily needs, that the global community, through programs like CRS, will help them. CRS Rice Bowls will be turned in the week after Easter, April 22, 23.
Immigration and Refugee Legal Services: Immigration lawyers from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Spokane, will be visiting WW two times/month. Call 509-455-4961 to make an appointment. Wendy Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 525-2034, is also an excellent source of information and assistance in Walla Walla.