US Conference of Catholic Bishops: “Catholics know that every person is made in the image of God. Everyone is due our respect and our love. We’re called to care especially for those who most need our welcome, including newcomers to our country. Because the Church in America has always been an immigrant Church, Catholics feel this responsibility in a particular way. The Catholic story in America is a story of immigrants,from the first Catholics who arrived here hundreds of years ago,to the waves of European immigrants whose nickels and dimes built so many churches and schools across this country, to those arriving today in search of a better life for themselves and their families. This is who we are…”
Helping the Homeless: Please consider contributing to the Christian Aid Center’s planned facility for women and children, the sector of the homeless population in greatest need. Presently there are 200 children in WW without permanent shelter, 40% of the homeless population. The new facility, scheduled to open in 2018, will house up to 52 women and children. To learn more or to contribute, go to firstname.lastname@example.org or send donations to PO Box 56.
Birthright Giving Tree: Many thanks to all who contributed to God’s precious little ones. Volunteers & donations always welcome at The Birthright House, 609 W. Birch.
Feed the Hungry: Please remember to bring non-perishable food items for St. Vincent’s and BMAC’s food banks. Checks written to BMAC enable them to buy 6X as much food as we can buy at retail grocery stores. Just drop them in the collection basket.
Tri-Parish Garden: Tri-Parish Garden Clean-Up Day, June 10th 8am until Noon. Come help make the outdoor rosary and outdoor Stations of the Cross beautiful for Pentecost. We would like 12 families from each parish as a minimum goal…young and old alike. Bring weeding tools, wheel barrows, weeding buckets! If you cannot work, come sit, pray and enjoy the scenery. Want to help organize our shed? Bring a snack to share if you like! Especially looking for someone with a small chainsaw…we might need you! We need to activate a garden committee to plan out the garden’s future, would you like to be on committee? Contact Nancy Wenzel at 509-629-2863 or email@example.com.
Immigration and Refugee Legal Services: Immigration lawyers from Catholic Charities, Diocese of Spokane, visit Walla Walla 2X/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.