Thank you to those who have participated in the ACA. If you haven’t participated yet, please make the effort to help your parish reach its goal.
The students and pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center at WSU look forward to welcoming you to your new Catholic family in Pullman. Visit the website www.catholiccougs.org.
Religious cards, pamphlets, and items that have previously been left in the library or Vestibule need to be given to Kelly in the office for approval by Fr. Pedro for distribution. Your cooperation is most appreciated.
Spokane’s 6th annual Quo Vadis Days summer camp for high school boys will take place Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th at Ross Point Camp in Post Falls, Idaho. This is a unique vocations promotion opportunity designed to help young men discern the priesthood. Camp activities include Mass, communal prayer, confession and spiritual direction, presentation talks given by priests, a visit from Bishop Cupich, and of course camp activities such as swimming, soccer, Frisbee, and other games. Young men entering grades 9 through 12 are invited to register and attend. For more information or to register online, please visit the Quo Vadis Days website or our new youth website. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Jeff Lewis at 509-935-8028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A vocation experience for young women ages 13 – 18 will be held June 23 – 26. The event will consist of two tracks – one for new participants and one for returning girls. This event is held at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center. Registration closes June 1. Limited room is available,. To register, contact Sr. Mary Joanna, 509-481-8862 or email email@example.com.
This annual collection will be taken up in all parishes of the Diocese the weekend of May 18 – 19. This collection is one of the four annual collections authorized by the Bishop. The other three are the World Missions Collections, Catholic Charities Christmas Collections and the Annual Catholic Appeal. As you know this one time collection takes the place of several collections which some dioceses take up at several times during the course fo any given year.
Is your marriage tearing you apart? Retrouvaille, a life line for troubled marriages. For confidential information call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
Is currently seeking volunteers to provide respite support to our patients and families. If you are interested, please call Mary Wollmuth at 525-5561.
Is in need of volunteers in charity, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Please contact Skip at 525-3903 if you can help.
Food: Please continue to support “Feed the Hungry, One Bag at a Time” by bringing a food item each week to church. We now have donation envelopes in the back of each church. This is a more efficient way to support food distribution in Walla Walla because your cash contribution buys exactly what is needed and, because of volume buying, is multiplied three to six times. Please use either method of support or both.
For this week and next choose a tag from the tree and then bring the item for Birthright and the tag back to the Church. We want to recycle tags and there is no need to wrap the item. Your donations can be either ‘used’ or ‘new’ clothing. If you wish to make a financial contributions, please make checks payable to Birthright. Our Mission: “It is the right of every pregnant women to give birth and the right of every child to be born.” All our services are free. We accept new and used maternity and baby clothes up to 18 months. We always welcome more volunteers so we can offer longer hours to our clients. If you are interested in volunteering, simply come to our office during our regular hours and we will train you on your own schedule that works best for you.
Remember to be alert for people you know who have strayed from the practice of faith and invite them to our monthly social gatherings the 2nd Saturday of each month after the 5:30 PM Mass in the John of the Cross Room at St. Patrick. This is an opportunity for us to reach out and extend a welcome home!
There is always a need for volunteers for this important ministry. Could you give an hour or so a week or a month to visit the incarcerated at the Washington State Penitentiary? Speak with Fr. Pedro.
…or maybe you’d like to set up an endowment to support the parish or diocese through the Catholic Foundation. Please contact the Pastor.
Will be held on Thursday, May 16 at St. Patrick’s Blanchett Hall at 11:30 AM, with speaker Nancy Wenzel on the Community Garden. Please bring a salad or a main dish to share. Table service, beverages and desserts are provided.
Tuesday, May 14: Bishop Blaise Cupich will host another one hour live edition of Time with the Bishop from noon until 1 PM on Sacred Heart Radio, KTTO 970 AM in Spokane. Please call with questions and comments and interaction with Bsihop Cupich at 509-327-3695. Questions to Bishop Cupich can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or write: Time with the Bishop, Inland Register, P.O. Box 48, Spokane, WA, 99210-0048.
The following is an excerpt from a letter written to the Governor and State Legislators on April 16, 2013.
“We offer the following criteria to guide you in your budget negotiations: Every budget decision should be assessed on the basis of whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity. A central moral measure of any budget proposal is how it affects our poorest sisters and brothers. The needs of those who are hungry and homeless, without work or in poverty should come first. Government and other institutions have shared responsibility to promote the common good of all, especially ordinary workers and families who struggle to live in dignity in difficult economic times. As you debate the budget, we hope these considerations will provide the foundation for your spending decisions. In keeping with these criteria, we ask that you fund services essential to those among us who are poorest in need, such as: The Hosing and Essential Needs Program, The Working Connections Child Care Program, and The Housing Trust Fund.”