Pope Francis: “ I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor!” Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel
DON’T MISS THE FAIR TRADE BREAKFAST & SALE TODAY! Tri-Parish Fair Trade Sale & Breakfast: Sunday, Dec.10, 9 am-12:30 pm, St.Pat’s Blanchet Hall. Delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage patties, & potatoes. Adults, $7, child, $4, a whole family, $20 Sponsored by Tri-Parish Catholic Social Concerns Ministry with help serving from DeSales students. Beautiful Fair Trade items help support craftsmen from around the world. 10% of sales from CRS Fair Trade sales will help with social concerns projects, both locally and in Guatemala.
Helpline Giving Tree: St. Patrick’s & St. Francis, 12/2,3, 12/9,10, 12/16,17. Choose a tag from the Giving Tree to help Helpline provide essential items for those in need. Assumption: Please bring unwrapped gifts to help every child have a Merry Christmas.
Food for the Hungry: In this cold, winter, season, non-perishable food donations are especially important. Please bring food items or a check designating BMAC Food Bank to Mass on Sundays. Help make sure that everyone has enough to eat during the upcoming holidays.
Warming Center: When temperatures hover below 20 degrees, Sleep Center residents and other homeless folks need a Warming Center. 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.
Social Concerns Committee: Next meeting will be held 7 pm, December 22 at Assumption parish hall. All are invited. Come learn how you can help lead the way in living the Beatitudes: Love thy Neighbor! ESPECIALY NEEDED: A representative from St. Francis Church. Contact Pat Leamer, email@example.com.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Immigration lawyers are in WW two times/month. Wendy Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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! 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-giveemergency