Pope Francis: Compared Mary and Mary Magdalene to “children and young people who bear the grievous burden of injustice and brutality. In their faces we can see reflected all those who, walking the streets of our cities, feel the pain of dire poverty, the sorrow born of exploitation and human trafficking. We can also see the faces of those who are greeted with contempt because they are immigrants, deprived of country, house, and family. We see faces whose eyes bespeak loneliness and abandonment…” Easter Vigil 2017
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 & drop it in the collection basket. Next Guatemala envelopes for St. Patrick’s, 8/13-8/20.
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 nonperishable 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 & will also house a child care center, an outdoor playground, laundry facilities, classrooms, counseling offices, & 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.