Pope Francis’ Easter Message: “In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death…The Good News…is a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly, and the outcast…Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.”
CRS Rice Bowl: “Holy Week gives way to Easter. The fast turns into a feast. God wins the day. As members of God’s one human family, it is our responsibility to share that joy with everyone near and far.” Thank you for opening your hearts to those who struggle to support their families in adverse circumstances. Your Rice Bowl offerings to CRS help fund self help programs around the world, changing the lives of families. Please remember to bring your Rice Bowl contributions to Mass next weekend, April 22, 23. crsricebowl.org
Poverty Inc.: A 90 minute documentary on whether the disaster relief we provide is or is not doing the good we expect. (It depends on how the relief is given.) St. John of the Cross Room, Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm, St. Patrick’s Church. Discussion to follow.
Guatemala Mission: Please remember to make a contribution to help support important projects like the pre-school, religious instruction, and the radio station which keeps people in remote areas informed and connected. St. Patrick’s Guatemala envelope is between April 9, Palm Sunday, and Easter, April 16.
Immigration and Refugee Legal Services: Immigration lawyers from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Spokane, will be visiting Walla Walla 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.
Pope Francis on Syria, Easter message: “We pray in a particular way for Syria, beloved Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive much needed humanitarian aid, and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenseless civil population, but instead boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue.”