Social Concerns

Pope Francis: “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family. We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it.”

Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless: June 14, Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm, John of the Cross room,

St.Patrick’s: The Tri-Parish Social Concerns Ministry is sponsoring a DVD presentation by Rev. Dan Bryant about Opportunity Village, a successful community of tiny homes for the homeless, in Eugene, OR. Representatives from the WW Alliance for the Homeless will be present to discuss their proposed plans for similar transitional mini-houses for the homeless in Walla Walla at Madison Park, 708 W. Pine. They will explain how interested community members can help.

STAR Project, “Celebrating Second Chances” Fund raising Dinner, Sunday, June 12, 5 pm-8pm,

St. Patrick’s Church, Blanchet Hall. Help those recently released from prison get a fresh start.

Entertainment by Gary Hemenway & Clairece Rosati, Catering by La Monarca. Tickets: $40.

The STAR Project website.

Fair Trade Coffee: Buy delicious fair trade coffee and chocolate from Judy & Chris Pinney. The local farmers, not the middle men, get most of the profit. CRS also earns a small percentage to sponsor self help projects around the world.

Feed the Hungry: Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items when you come to Mass. Check donations to BMAC Food Bank enable them to buy 6X as much food as we can buy at local grocery stores!

Tri-Parish Community Garden: Every Tuesday night, 5:30-dusk, volunteers will work and harvest food from the garden to be distributed to food banks, etc. The garden is next to the Assumption Rectory.

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