Pope Francis: “Lent is the favorable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments, and in our neighbor…Let us pray for one another so that, by sharing in the victory of Christ, we may open our doors to the weak and poor. Then we will be able to experience and share to the full joy of Easter.”
CRS Rice Bowl “Join our faith community – and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the USA-in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter. Pick up your CRS Rice Bowl and booklet at the Ash Wednesday Mass. During Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.”
SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY A huge thank you to the Tri-Parish youth who collected donations for local warming centers after Masses last weekend! Proceeds to be reported soon.
Warming Center for homeless women & children, 1520 Pleasant, Warming Center for adults, New Beginnings Church & First Congregational Church, are sponsored by United Way. Contact email@example.com to volunteer or donate.
Guatemala Mission: Please don’t forget that the pre-school, radio station essential to communication, and pastoral outreach depend on our WW parishes. Again thank you so much to all who pledged support to the mission last summer, and to those who have been giving for many years. The St. Pat’s Guatemala envelope is located between Feb. 11 & Feb. 18.
Conestoga Sleep Center, administered by volunteers from the WW Alliance for the Homeless with support from the City of WW, ask for help with some basic needs of the residents: Please leave adult socks, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products at the St. Patrick’s parish office.
Assumption School leads the way in food donations, July-December, 2017! July, August, September, St. Vincent’s St. Francis & Assumption 241 lbs Assumption School 629 lbs October, November, December. St. Vincent’s Total lbs July-Dec 2047 lbs St. Francis & Assumption 503 lbs Assumption School 674 lbs $ value, $1.67/lb=$3418.49 July, August, BMAC Sept-Dec, BMAC Total lbs July-Dec St. Patrick’s 571 lbs 698 lbs 1269 lbs $ value, 1.67/lb=$2119.23
COMING SOON: TRI-PARISH FOOD DRIVE!
Tri-Parish Garden: Nancy needs more volunteers to lead the planting, harvesting, and distributing of veggies. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961 for appointment 525-2034, Walla Walla. Wendy Hernandez, email@example.com.
Please pray for and support 800,000 DACA. The US Conference of Bishops urges Congress & Trump Administration to support Dream Act 2017 for youth who were brought to US as minors without legal documentation. E-mail or call Rep.McMorris-Rodgers, 202-225-2006, Senators Murray, 202-224-2621 & Cantwell, 202-224-3441.
Catholic Social Ministries meeting, Tuesday, February 20, at 7 pm, Assumption Hall. Everyone’s welcome!