Pope Francis: “We need to be friends the way Jesus is. Not to be closed in on ourselves, but to join His team and play His game…To bring the excitement of Jesus’ friendship to the world, wherever you find yourselves: at work, at school.” Address to Young People, Paraguay,7/2015
Tri-Parish Fair Trade Sale & Breakfast: Sunday, December 10, 9 am-12:30 pm, St. Patrick’s Blanchet Hall. (Early Bird Sale: Sunday, December 3, 9-11 am, St. Francis Parish Hall.)
Community Thanksgiving Dinner: DeSales High School, 919 E. Sumach, Tuesday, November 21, 4-6 pm All are welcome! A great chance to get out of the cold and share a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!
Food for the Hungry: In this cold weather, non-perishable food donations are especially important. Please bring food items or check designating BMAC Food Bank to Mass on Sundays. Help make sure that everyone has enough to eat during the upcoming holidays.
Warming Center: The new Sleep Center, with its insulated Conestoga huts, will provide about 35 homeless folks much more protection from winter cold, rain, & snow than in previous years. But the Conestoga huts are not heated. When temperatures hover below 20 degrees residents will need a Warming Center. Also, the Sleep Center is already full so some have no place to go on sub-freezing nights. This year, Nov.-Feb, the Warming Center will be hosted at New Beginnings Church, 822 W. Main, when the temperature is 20-25 degrees. When it is below 20 degrees, it will be hosted at the First Congregational Church, Palouse & Alder, side entrance off parking lot. Please consider offering your time or donations to help “Shelter the homeless”. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. PO Box 1134, Walla Walla, WA.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Immigration lawyers are in WW two times/month. Wendy Hernandez, email@example.com, 525-2034, Walla Walla.
Please pray for and support 800,000 DACA, (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) immigrants. 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 & the Virgin Islands: Many 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