St. John Paul II: O God, Creator of the Universe, renew for us the wonders of your mercy; Send forth your Spirit to work in the intimacy of hearts, that enemies may begin to dialogue, that adversaries may shake hands, and that people may encounter one another in harmony. May all commit themselves to the sincere search for true peace which will extinguish all arguments, for charity which overcomes hatred, for pardon which disarms revenge. Amen.
St. Patrick’s Parish Carnival & Health Fair: Sunday, September 17, parking lot. Music, dancing, delicious food, games for kids, fresh produce, an opportunity to get important health tests free! Proceeds to parish. Immigration information booth at health fair.
Special Guatemala Mission Event: Fifth Annual Diocesan-Wide Guatemalan Celebration: Tuesday: September 19, 5:30-8:00 pm, Barrister Winery, Spokane. Honored guests: Bishop Gonzalo de Villa, Solala, Guatemala; Fr. David Baronti, retiring Pastor of Ixtahuacan,Guatemala; Fr. Manuel Tambriz, new pastor of Ixtahuacan; Bishop of Spokane Diocese, Thomas Daly, Drawing for quilt raffle; winner need not be present.
WW Teen Shelter: “The Hub on 3rd” A prayer of thanks to Catholic Charities, BMAC, the Health Center, and Children’s Home Society, for this new facility to provide services to youth and their families! We wish you great success in your first year at the new facility across from Lincoln High School!
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Immigration lawyers are in WW two times a month. Wendy Hernandez, 525-2034 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWIRC, Walla Walla Immigrant Resource Coalition: will have a table at the Health Fair today providing information about: DACA, upcoming English and citizenship classes, Know your Rights info, Power of Attorney, parental consent forms, voter registration, etc.
Please pray for and support 800,000 DACA, (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) immigrants. They were brought to US as children through no choice of their own, attended school here, and know no other home. They are working, receiving advanced education, and contributing greatly to our economy, as well as helping sustain Social Security. Many would be torn from their families if DACA agreement is canceled. It’s up to Congress to pass a bi-partisan bill in support of DACA.
The US Conference of Bishops urges the Trump Administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to US as minors without legal documentation.
Many prayers needed! For hurricane victims, rescue workers, firefighters & fire victims, peaceful solutions to conflicts at home and abroad, immigrants and refugees in US & around the world!