Social Concerns

Pope Francis’ Easter Message: “With Christ as the center of your life, you will never be disappointed.”

CRS Rice Bowl: Easter Sunday: Hungering for Celebration. We prayed, fasted, and gave alms – and now we celebrate! Let us rejoice in our risen Lord and in the lives we’ve changed this Lent in Columbia, Laos, Rwanda, Honduras, Madagascar, and all over the world! Please turn in your Rice Bowls at Mass next weekend, Divine Mercy Saturday/Sunday.

Fair Trade Coffee, Chocolate Bars: Please continue to support small scale farmers around the world by buying delicious Fair Trade Products. Contact Judy & Chris Pinney at 301-0105,

Tri-Parish Community Garden: Spring is springing! If you would like to help in the Community Garden, contact Much of the produce grown is shared with local food banks.

Second Harvest Food Distribution: Kay Barga is again leading the effort to distribute much needed fresh produce, Wednesday, June 1, 11 am-1 pm. Last year’s distribution was a huge success! If you would like to help, contact Kay at

Searching for Solutions to Homelessness: Dan Bryant will speak about how Opportunity Village in Eugene, Oregon, is enabling many to escape the cycle of homelessness by providing transitional tiny houses, 240 sq. ft. 7 pm, Friday, April 1, Pioneer Methodist Church, 209 E. Birch St. Everyone is welcome.

Next Social Concerns Committee: Tuesday, April 19, St. Francis Parish Hall. If you have an idea of a need or a potential project you would like to discuss, contact Pat Leamer,, to ask to put it on the agenda. All are invited!

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