Pope Francis: Message to peoples and nations of the world: “Work with determination in order to promote the conditions necessary for a world without nuclear weapons…An ethics and a law based on the threat of mutual destruction, and possibly the destruction of mankind, are contradictory to the very spirit of the United Nations…The foundations of international juridical framework (are): peace, the pacific solution of disputes, and the development of friendly relations between nations…We must commit ourselves to a world without nuclear weapons…” 3/28/17 Please pray for peaceful, negotiated solutions to conflicts with North Korea and Iran.
Guatemala Mission: Please remember to bring your monthly or quarterly donation to help sustain the Guatemala Mission’s important projects of catechesis, education, medical services, communication, self help projects, etc. Seven priests have been ordained from the Diocese of Solala, and there are presently 30 seminarians!
Food for the Hungry: With the arrival of colder fall weather, the need for non-perishable food items increases. A check to your parish, designating BMAC food bank,enables them to buy six times as much food for WW food banks, including St. Vincent’s, as we can buy at retail stores.
WW Alliance for the Homeless: All 31 Conestoga huts are completed at the Sleep Center in time for colder weather! A few faithful volunteers greet homeless in the morning before they leave camp at 9 am, and when they return, from 6-10 pm. Others help provide an opportunity for weekly showers, twice monthly laundry services, etc.If you’d like to help, call Beth Call, 529-0216, firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations welcome: WWAH, PO Box 3431, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
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, email@example.com, 525-2034, Walla Walla.
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 in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: 85% still have no access to clean water, adequate food supplies, electricity or cell phones. Mexican earthquake victims are struggling to rebuild their lives. Donations for US hurricane victims, including Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands: Catholic Charities: www.catholiccharities.org. Donations for Mexican earthquake victims: Catholic Relief Services. www.crs.org/ways-to-give-emergency