It’s time to sign up for our Church Cleaning Committee again! Those interested in being part of this team should email Christy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 525-3958. We need cleaners for March, April, May, June, July, August, September and December. Cleaning begins at 8 am and should take no longer than 1 hour. Duties are light and there are 3 or 4 people scheduled per week.
Catholic Social Concerns Ministry Members are currently involved in the planning of a Health Fair and the Community Council project Food Security in Walla Walla. If you would like join in either effort please contact Pat Leamer 529-5850.
A total of $3316 including some donations was taken in for various items sold. Most of this money goes back to the artisan however about $356 dollars will be split between CSCM and Guatemala funds. Please plan to attend and support the next event planned for later this year.
Thank you for your continued support of our Guatemala Mission. From July through December a total of $5,723 has been donated by the Walla Walla Catholic Community. These dollars go to Sisters compensation, the Radio Station, Religious and Pastoral support. Each parish has ways to donate to the Mission so however you choose to help is greatly appreciated.
Current and updated figures for November and December in pounds of food donated for the three parishes was 1,452# and 1,450# respectively and total for the year ended 14,916#. Cash donations for the food banks for July through December $4,626. Remember that cash contributions can purchase up to 12 pounds of food per dollar. Please help by donating food items or cash whichever is most convenient for you.
March 7-9. Call 800-470-2230, or see www.retrouvaille.org for more information.
Assumption Church Women’s Meeting will be Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 pm. All women of the parish are invited. Important items will be discussed and your input is needed. Call Sally at 525-0245, with questions, or if you need a ride. Dessert, coffee and door prizes will be provided.
Informational meeting for all involved or interested on January 29, 7 pm, St. Francis Hall.
December Second Collection Totals
Walla Walla Catholic Charities $1,416.60
Saint Vincent De Paul $698.01
S.O.S. Health Clinic $598.79
Four new books have arrived, by Fulton Sheen, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Robert Spitzer and George Weigel. They are available by the check-out counter. Donation of books have been coming in, adding to our library. Deep appreciation to those who wish to help make our parish library a wonderful place to choose a Catholic book. Please read the guidelines on the far wall and the 6 week check-out time period.
Current figures for November to December of food donated by the three parishes, was 14,916 lbs. Cash donations for the food banks from July to December was $4,626. Guatemala support from July to December was $5,723. Please continue to help. Thank you!
Join your fellow Catholics on an eleven day pilgrimage of prayer and fellowship “In the Footsteps of blessed John Paul II”. The pilgrimage includes daily Mass, scripture readings and time for prayer at the holy sites including: Krakow, Czestochowa, Rome, Vatican City and Assisi. The pilgrimage begins October 20th, 2014. The cost is $3,395 + $700 departure taxes; includes airfare from Spokane, two meals per day, hotel, transportation and entrance fees. For a complete brochure contact Fr. Al Grasher at (509) 276-2948 or email@example.com or PO Box 749, Deer Park, WA. 99006. A $350 deposit is due by February 2, 2014.
“Hearts of Fire” – Saturday March 8th at the Gonzaga University Chapel. Keynote Speaker will be Deacon Alex Jones. Cost is $30 pre-registration, $40 at the door. For more information call Jim Diehl @ 509-993-2954 or check the web site at www.Hearts-On-Fire-Spokane.com
Today’s responsorial psalm is the theme song of the good steward: “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.” May I, too, stand ready to offer myself and my gifts in the service of God.
The next meeting will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 10 am in the St. Francis Parish Hall. All women of the parish are invited.
Our Baptism, like the Lord’s, is a consecration to service. The bishop’s pastoral on stewardship reminds us that “…there is a fundamental obligation arising from the Sacrament of Baptism that people place their gifts, their resources – their selves – at God’s service in and through the Church.”
Come join hundreds of others on Sunday, January 26, in this annual memorial to the millions of unborn children lost to abortion in the 41 years since the Roe vs. Wade decision. The walk will begin with a prayer service at 1:30 pm at St. Patrick Church, and will conclude at Amazing Grace Nazarene Church about 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us.
MARRIAGE – What is Marriage? Are a man and a woman really essential to marriage? What about the child… and the role of mothers and fathers? Is it discriminatory to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman? What impact does the redefinition of marriage have on religious liberty?