Pope Francis: “A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justness, fairness, and respect for every human being.”
Guatemala Mission: Last Sunday, June 4, supporters of the Guatemala Mission, talked about what a big difference the support of St. Patrick’s, St. Francis, and Assumption churches, along with other churches in the Diocese of Spokane, have made in the lives of the Mayan Indians living in Nahuala, Solala, Guatemala. Saturday, June 10, they spoke at the evening Masses. Dr. Joe & Donna Wujek, Dr. Pat & Lisa Sharkey, Chris Pinney, & Don Schwehr, have volunteered there; our financial support has made possible a pre-school, religious education, a radio station, emergency disaster relief, medical assistance, and helped support Father Baronti, seminarians, an elementary school, etc. In order to be able to continue our support, more contributions are needed. In the pews are envelopes with a pledge form attached. Please consider making a life-changing monthly or quarterly pledge for an amount of your choice. Leave your pledge in the baskets at entrances to the churches.
At 11:30 am Sunday, June 11, at Assumption, President of the Guatemala Commission from Spokane, Patt Perlman will present a power point and slide show about the people and projects of the Mission. Refreshments! All are invited!
PREPARES: Also speaking Sunday, June 11, 11:30 at Assumption, will be Tracy Gyllenhammer from Catholic Charities in Spokane. “PREPARES…provides services to pregnant women, fathers, and their families by walking the journey from the conception to their child’s fifth birthday.”
A beautiful quilt will be raffled off in June to benefit the Guatemala Mission. The quilt will be on display at Assumption and St. Francis, June 10,11 and at St. Pat’s, June 25.
Rice Bowl Update: St. Francis collected a total of $227.54 for a grand total from the 3 parishes of $1577.80! Those all over the world in need of a hand up because of difficult circumstances, thank you!
Carpenters needed to help make huts for the homeless: The WW Alliance for the Homeless needs volunteers to help build snowproof huts. Contact Beth Call, 529-0216, email@example.com. Donations to help buy materials are also most welcome, WWAH, PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
BMAC Mobile Food Bank: July 13, 5-7 pm, bagging, 3 pm. Assumption parking lot. NEEDED: volunteers, awnings for shade. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Tri-Parish Garden: Contact email@example.com to volunteer.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Also Wendy Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 525-2034.