Pope Francis:“The common home of all men and women must continue to rise on the foundations of a right understanding of universal brotherhood & sisterhood & respect for the sacredness of every human life, of every man & every woman, the poor, the elderly, children, the infirm.” Address to UN, 9/2015
Inviting all parishioners & friends to “Loving God. Loving Your Neighbor.” Presentations! Sun, Mon, Jan 21,22, 6:30-7:35 pm, St. Patrick’s, Blanchet Hall. Sunday Bishop William Skylstad (retired) will speak about the scriptural background of the Works of Mercy. Monday, Rob McCann, head of Catholic Charities in E Washington, will speak about the 7 principles of Catholic Social teaching. Both nights local organizations reaching out to those in need will staff tables with information about ways you can offer support & volunteer to help: BMAC, Helpline, Birthright, Tri-Parish Community Garden, St.Vincent’s, Christian Aid, Warming Center sponsored by United Way,etc. Organized by Adult Education Committee. Refreshments! Mark your calendars!
NEW! WARMING CENTER FOR HOMELESS WOMEN & CHILDREN OPENING JAN 5, GRACE CENTER, 1520 PLEASANT. Until now there have been few places for women with children to go on cold winter nights. The other Warming Centers are open only to those over 18. Recently closed Grace Methodist Church, has opened their building to women and children every night from January-May 2018. Christian Aid plans to finish their new shelter for women & children in the summer of 2018, with Grace Center filling in the gap. Donations & weekend volunteers needed. If you are interested, contact email@example.com.
Warming Center: This year, Nov.-Feb, the Warming Center for the homeless 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. PO Box 1134, Walla Walla, WA to volunteer/donate.
Tri-Parish Garden: Think spring! The Tri-Parish Garden has produced many & highly popular veggies for the food bank at St. Vincent. But Nancy needs more help in leading the planting, harvesting, and distributing. The main crops planted in spring are lettuce, radishes, snap peas, and Swiss Chard. Would you like to adopt one of these plants and spearhead the effort to lead volunteers in planting, watering, harvesting, & distributing one plant? You could be the Captain of Lettuce! Please contact Nancy as soon as possible so she can make plans for the 2018 garden. email@example.com
Food for the Hungry: Please bring food items or a check designating BMAC Food Bank to Mass on Sundays. Help make sure that St. Vincent’s & other food banks are well-stocked.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Diocesan immigration lawyers are in WW two times/month.Wendy Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 525-2034, Walla Walla.