IMMIGRATION – Not only are immigrants losing their lives trying to reach the USA but also from North Africa to Lampedusa, a small island of the coast of Italy. “Who is responsible for the blood of these brothers and sisters of ours?” The Pope asked recently in his homily. “All of us respond: it wasn’t me. I have nothing to do with it. It was others, certainly not me.”
GUATEMALA – The Diocesan Guatemala Commission has met its budget for the fiscal year ending 06/30/2013. An increase of 5 percent is included in the 2013-2014 budget due to inflation in Guatemala and all parishes who support the mission area asked to consider this increase. Please be as generous as you can with this in mind as you consider future donations.
Featuring “The Donut Man” a.k.a. Rob Evans, Tuesday, August 6th, 6:30 pm in the St. Patrick Blanchet Hall. The Donut Man has been speaking to children (Bible stories) throughout the country for over 20 years, using a cast of characters, music, and of course, donuts! For more information, view his web site: donutman.com
Cash donations for May $1,060 and June $834. Food items donated for June 1043 pounds including 207 pounds from the Tri-Parish Garden.
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes is offering a mini-course about the Catholic Faith! All are welcome to attend our Q & A sessions for answers to all of your questions. August 5th, 6th & 7th , 5:30pm to 6:30pm.1115 W. Riverside Ave. Spokane, WA in the Cathedral’s Lower Level Auditorium. For more info. Call Deacon Paul Heric 509-358-4290.
The Giving Tree will be up in all three parishes for the next three weekends ending on August 18th. As many of you may know the CSCM has been exploring the possibility of helping over 300 homeless youth in our community, a homeless youth is described as living in inadequate accommodation or in temporary foster care. While we have not developed a complete plane to serve this segment of our population we have included additional hygiene items on the tree in addition to the usual school supply items and are requesting cash donations to start a fund to purchase large back packs suitable for older school age youth who are basically living out of back packs. If you can help in this area please make your check to the parish marked “BACK PACKS” and the funds will be co-mingled and use as needed. We will report to you the amount raised and any other needs as we continue to explore this project.
Is your marriage tearing you apart? Retrouvaille, a life line for troubled marriages, is holding weekends in Cottonwood, ID, Sept., 13-15 & Spokane, Sept., 20-22. For confidential info., call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com
The DeSales cheerleaders will be making your pizzas and receiving $1 for each medium pizza bought. Thank you for supporting DeSales.
Today’s readings speak of hospitality. Abraham, who cheerfully did for his guests all that desert hospitality required, was rewarded with his heart’s desire – a son. Martha also busied herself with all the details of hospitality, but grudgingly and with complaint. Am I a cheerful or grudging giver?
Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you a baptized Catholic who has not received the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Then you may be interested in the Tri-Parish Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). The sessions will be held on Thursdays in the John of the Cross Room in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, beginning September 5th at 6:30pm. If you wish to register, please contact David Carey at 526-6933.
Bulletins will be available through the summer on these dates: August 3rd, August 10th and will resume the regular weekly schedule on August 24th.
All Catholics are called to share their faith. It takes a parish to form a child in the faith, so please consider volunteering as a catechist or aide for the Sunday morning program starting in September. All classes will be held in the St. Patrick parish education wing. For more information please speak with Sue Logsdon.
Tri-Parish Food Bank Garden has delivered over 150lbs of spring produce to St. Vincent’s and BMAC Warehouse. Can you take a day to water until irrigation system is reconfigured? We will have a garden work party every Thursday evening 6-7:30pm–come join the fun! Call Nancy, at 629-2863 or email@example.com.
FOOD: In June, ABVM sent $310 to BMAC Food Bank. St. Vincent needs: Boxed dinners, such as Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni, Stove Top Stuffing, Pasta Roni, also, Baked Beans & Top Ramen. SVDP would like to thank all those who donated food items, as well as cash.
This issue is far from being solved. The US Senate has passed a bill and the House is currently putting together their own. If this a burning issue to you as it is the Catholic Church please make your feelings known by visiting: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, here, enter your zip code and follow the prompts to make your feelings known.
FOOD –Blue Mountain Action Council received a check for the amount of $1060 from St. Pat’s. They thank everyone for that donation and they were able to get products form Feeding/America/Second Harvest: 80 cases of canned peas, Green beans, Cream and Whole Corn- 1,120 pounds, 20 cases of Macaroni and Cheese-260 pounds, 10 cases of Canned Tuna-200 pounds. Thank you again!
On July 16, 7:30pm @ Rosary Walk behind Assumption Church in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel If you need to sit please call Nancy @ 629-2863 and a chair will be provided.