Social Concerns

Pope Francis’ Lenten Message: “Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.”

CRS Rice Bowl: FOURTH WEEK OF LENT – HUNGERING TO LEARN: We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to the Central American country of Honduras, where we meet students who are learning that it’s better to help your neighbor learn and grow than to leave him or her behind To whom are we called to extend a hand this week? Visit http://www.crsricebowl.org/stories-of-hope/week-4.

Guatemala Mission: Please remember to contribute to important ministries in our sister Diocese in Solala, Guatemala which depends on us to help finance a pre-school, radio station, catechesis, assisting students to attend high school, medical clinic, etc. Thank you for your support.

Feed the Hungry: Thank you for your ongoing generous donations of non-perishable foods and checks to BMAC which stretch your food dollars 6X or more. Pat Leamer is still looking for a leader from each parish to help increase our awareness of the critical need for food and the joy of sharing God’s bounty. Pat: 529-5850, pleamer@charter.net

Pope Francis urges Christian compassion and generosity for refugees fleeing violence and death. Families and children from Central America seek help in the United States. Families and children fleeing ISIS in the Middle East seek help in Europe. Please pray for them.

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