Pope Francis: When mercy encounters a person, it brings deep joy to the Father’s heart, for from the beginning the Father has lovingly turned towards the most vulnerable, because his greatness and power are revealed precisely in his capacity to identify with the young, the marginalized, and the oppressed. He is a kind, caring and faithful God who is close to those in need, especially the poor. Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Day, 2016
CRS Trade Community Order: Make an impact in the lives of artisans and farmers around the world by purchasing fair trade products from CRS partners! Help children to attend school and make communities stronger. Choose items from CRS Fair Trade catalog or from ethicaltrade.crs.org Select SERRV in shopping guide. Then place your order through Judy, firstname.lastname@example.org 301-0105. Catalogs available at parish offices. 20% of sales will support our Guatemala Mission. ORDERS DUE BY JUNE 6!
Guatemala Mission: A beautiful quilt will be displayed and raffle tickets sold after June Masses to benefit the Guatemala Mission. On June 4 and June 10 supporters of Guatemala Mission & recent WW volunteers there will speak briefly after Masses about its history, accomplishments, & needs. On June 11, Patt Perlman, President of the Diocesan Guatemala Commission from Spokane, will do a more extensive presentation & slide show at Assumption Church, 11:30 – 1 pm. Refreshments!
CRS Rice Bowl: A big thank you to all those who helped offer a hand up to those in great need around the world with the Lenten offerings in your Rice Bowl! Overall total: $1489.39! Totals: St. Patrick’s-$732.83, St.Francis-$139.13, Assumption-$617.43
Carpenters needed to help make personal shelters for the homeless: The homeless folks from the tent camp at the foot of the golf course moved to a Sleeping Center across from the police station on May 22. Members of the WW Alliance for the Homeless are in the process of making Conestoga huts: individual, insulated, hard-sided, snow proof shelters for the residents. They are the shape of the top of a covered wagon. But the Alliance needs more volunteers with carpentry experience to help build them. Please contact Beth Call, 529-0216, email@example.com if you can help. Donations to help buy materials are also most welcome, WWAH, PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA 99362.