Pope Francis: “Fear is an attitude that harms us. It weakens us…It even paralyzes us. A person who is afraid does nothing, doesn’t know what to do…Everything is forbidden because of fear. Fear makes a community sick. The lack of courage makes a community sick… Do not be afraid, and ask for the grace of courage, the courage of the Holy Spirit that God sends us.” May 15, 2015
Giving Tree for School Supplies: Please choose a tag from the Giving Tree to provide much appreciated school supplies for children, K-12, and bring the item or items back in the next two weeks. At this time, there are lots of wonderful sales on basic school needs at many stores. Homeless teenagers have particular needs that are often best met with a check.
Feed the Hungry: Please remember to bring nonperishable food items or a check written to BMAC Food Bank. 1 in 5 children in Washington face the threat of hunger.
Tri-Parish Community Garden at Assumption Church: Every Tuesday evening, 5:30-dusk, volunteers are welcomed to work and harvest produce from the garden to be distributed to workers, food banks, and homeless shelters.
St. Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent’s could really use more volunteers: If you are interested in helping with the food bank or in some other way, please contact Skip Lane or Jerry Anhorn at St. Vincent de Paul, 525-3903. “Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Shelter the homeless.” Corporal Works of Mercy. “Whatever you do for one of these, the least of my brothers and sisters, you do unto me.” Matthew 25:40.
Caring for Creation: Water your lawn in the cool morning and evening hours to conserve water.