Pope Francis: “We reflect and think about our own future and about all those who have gone before us and are now with the Lord. The Lord God, beauty, goodness, truth, and tenderness, the fullness of love – all that awaits us…and all those who preceded us and died in the Lord are there…” The feasts of All Saints and All Souls are “days of hope…There are difficult moments in life, but with the hope, you go forward and keep your eyes on what awaits us.Today is a day of hope, our brothers and sisters are in the presence of God, and we, too, will be there in the Lord’s arms if we follow the path of Jesus.”
Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Community Order: Choose beautiful gifts that change lives around the world! Select from the many craft and specialty food items at ethicaltrade.crs.org/serrv or the CRS FT Catalog. Then either e-mail your selected items to email@example.com or turn into your parish office c/o Social Concerns by November 15. When ordering this way, you don’t have to pay to ship, and our Social Concerns Ministry earns a percentage for worthy projects! You may also phone your order to Judy, 509-301-0105, before Nov. 2nd.
Guatemala Mission: Chris & Judy Pinney are about to embark on a visit to our Guatemala Mission in Ixtahuacan with Pat Perlman, present chair of the Diocesan Guatemalan Commission. Chris will leave next week, Oct. 26, and Judy will join him a week later, returning Nov. 15. They’ll be staying with Sr. Marie and checking on the roofing project, Family to Family, and the radio station, as well as connecting with the new priest, Padre Manuel Tambriz. Please keep the travelers and the mission in your prayers.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 12-15: Mark your calendars for a special event focusing on the needs of the hungry and homeless. November 15, 7 pm, First Congregational Church, Palouse and Alder Warming Center: Although the new Sleep Center with its Conestoga huts will provide about 35 homeless folks more protection from winter cold, rain, and snow than in previous years, there will still be some who have no place to go on sub-freezing nights. If you would like to volunteer or contribute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the US as children through no choice of their own, attended school here, and know no other home. The US Conference of Bishops urges the Trump Administration to “ensure permanent protection” for youth who were brought to the US as minors without legal documentation.
Many prayers needed! For hurricane victims in Puerto Rico & 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. Mexican earthquake victims: Catholic Relief Services – www.crs.org/ways-to-give-emergency