Pope Francis’ New Beatitudes: “Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others, and forgive them from their heart. Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized, and show them their closeness. Blessed are those who see God in every person, and strive to make others also discover him. Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home. Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others. Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians. Feast of All Saints, 2016
Food for the Hungry: A special thank you to those who have remembered to bring food donations from April-June, busy spring and summer months:
St. Vincent’s, Assumption & St. Francis
April: 427 lbs
May: 117 lbs
June: 68 lbs
Total: 612 lbs
BMAC, St. Patrick
April: 356 lbs
May: 92 lbs
June: 97 lbs
Total: 545 lbs
Grand total: 1157 lbs
Please remember to bring a gift of non-perishable food or a check to BMAC which enables them to buy 6X as many groceries as money spent in a retail store.
Sleep Center: The WW Alliance for the Homeless is busily trying to make 32 all weather Conestoga huts for the Sleep Center before winter, but they need help. Volunteers of almost any skill level are useful. Can you use scissors, snips, paint? Carpentry tasks: Cut lumber to length or drive in screws. Skilled help: Hang doors. Adjust framing to fit salvaged windows. A few crew chiefs with carpentry experience would be fabulous! Work schedule: 8 am-12 noon, Wed-Sat. Contact email@example.com, 509-876-6636. Donations for materials are most welcome. WWAH, PO Box 3431, WW, WA.
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. Pat’s, 8/13-8/20.
Christian Aid Center: Christian Aid continues to raise funds for a much-needed women’s & children’s shelter Christian Aid Center, PO Box 56. Corina Car, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: 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