Social Concerns

Pope Francis: “The Easter message of the Risen Christ, a message of life for all humanity, echoes down the ages and invites us not to forget those men and women seeking a better future, an ever more numerous throng of migrants and refugees – including many children – fleeing from war, hunger, poverty, and social injustice. ”

Rice Bowl: Our community helped change lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say THANK YOU!! If you forgot to turn in your Rice Bowl today and wish to donate, please bring it next week or write a check designating Rice Bowl and put it in the collection basket.

Diocesan Guatemala Commission Quilt Raffle: Raffle tickets for a beautiful, handmade quilt to be on display, will be available after Masses this weekend, April 2-3, at Assumption, and next weekend, April 9, 10, at St. Francis and St. Patrick’s. Proceeds support the Religious Ed Program in Guatemala, Extremely poor children may walk up to four hours to attend. Donations from our Diocese provide necessary refreshments and supplies. The catechists are deeply thankful for your support. To learn more about the Guatemala Commission, go to www.dioceseofspokane.org. Follow the “Guatemala Mission” link under the “Diocese” tab.

Tri-Parish Community Garden: Join Nancy Wenzel every 3rd Saturday through October to help, make friends, and share ideas. Questions? Call Nancy, 629-2863. Second Harvest Food Distribution: Kay Barga is again leading the effort to distribute much needed produce, Wednesday, June 1, 11 am-1pm. Last year’s distribution was a huge success! If you would like to help, contact Kay bargabk@charter.net.

Social Concerns Committee, next meeting: Tuesday, April 19, 7 pm, St. Francis Parish Hall. If you see an unmet need or potential project you would like to discuss, contact pleamer@charter.net, to ask to put it on the agenda. Everyone is welcome!

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