Pope Francis: In 2017 may we dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to banishing violence from our hearts, words, and deeds, and to becoming nonviolent people and to building nonviolent communities that care for our common home. Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. Everyone can be an artisan of peace.”
BMAC Mobile Food Bank: A huge thank you to Kay Barga and volunteers for distributing much needed fresh produce and meat last Thursday, July 13! Thank you also to the Tri-Parish Social Concerns Committee & BMAC for funding this event.
Guatemala Mission: Special Guatemala Mission Event! The Fifth Annual Diocesan-wide Guatemalan Celebration: Tuesday, September 19th, 5:30-8:00 pm at Barrister Winery, Spokane. Honored Guests will be Bishop Gonzalo de Villa, Bishop of Solala, Guatemala; Fr. David Baronti, retiring Pastor of Ixtahuacan, Guatemala; Fr. Manuel Nicasio Tambriz, new Pastor of Ixtahuacan, and Bishop Thomas Daly, Bishop of Spokane. Drawing for the quilt raffle will take place at the Celebration. Judy Pinney sold $329 in tickets for the raffle of the beautiful hand-made quilts to benefit the Guatemala Mission. Next Guatemala envelopes for St. Patrick’s 8/13-8/20.
Thank you again for your generous response in making donations & pledges to support the Guatemala Mission! Please remember to write “Guatemala Mission” on your check for your monthly or quarterly pledge and drop it in the collection basket.
Tri-Parish Garden: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help grow produce for those in need.
Food for the Hungry: Please remember to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation, which stretches the food dollar 6X, to supply the food banks at St. Vincent’s and BMAC.
Conestoga Huts for the Homeless: The WW Alliance for the Homeless needs donations to help buy materials to build 4-season Conestoga huts for those living in the Sleep Center across from the police station. WWAH, PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Christian Aid Center: Christian Aid continues to raise funds for a much needed women’s & children’s shelter which can house up to 52 guests and will also house a child care center, an outdoor playground, laundry facilities, classrooms, counseling offices, and a conference room. Christian Aid Center, PO Box 56. Corina Car, email@example.com. On checks please designate Gift of Grace, (Campaign for Homeless Women & Children.)
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Immigration lawyers are in WW two times/month.
Immigrant Resources: A meeting at Garrison: Tues, July 25, Wed, Aug 23, 6-8 pm.Garrison Middle School Cafeteria, Wendy Hernandez, immigration lawyer: upcoming English, citizenship classes, copy documents, Know your Rights info, Power of Attorney, parental consent forms, register to vote! Contact Cindy Gregoire, firstname.lastname@example.org.