News and Notes
Global Wave of Prayer launching December 10
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Pope Francis will help launch a worldwide movement to end hunger through prayer and action. We invite all of our parishes and schools to participate that day, and beyond! Information and resources available through Catholic Relief Services, a Caritas member, at this link.
"One human family, Food for all" campaign prayer
You can download the prayer in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hindi, Bangla, Finnish. or Portuguese.
Pope Francis: The Joy of the Gospel
“...mission is at once a passion for Jesus and a passion for his people. .... Only the person who feels happiness in seeking the good of others, in desiring their happiness, can be a missionary.”
A synthesis and link to the complete document.
Finding Advent Hope and Light in a “Church for the Poor”
An Advent retreat offered by your Missions Office and Catholic Relief Services at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades. Wednesday, December 11th, 9:30am-3:00pm.
Speaker: Ted Miles, Catholic Relief Services
Typhoon Haiyan: Catholic Relief Services response
Updates from CRS and how to help, including the November 27 special report.
Pontifical Mission Societies and Typhoon Haiyan
Supporting the Church in the Philippines
December 2013 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including December 2012.
A Faithful Response to Mental Illness
Thanks to all involved in the wonderful Nov. 16 event sponsored by the local JustFaith leadership team. Supplemental resources for attendees and others have been posted to our JustFaith page.
Face the Fast. Change the World.
Catholic Relief Services' Food Fast invites parish youth and school communities to fast and “go hungry” for 24-hours. Visit the newly updated website for complete information on this awareness retreat for Catholic youth.
Parish Social Ministry Regional Training: April 4 and 5, 2014 in Portland, OR
Join parishioners and others from our region to be inspired about the connection between our faith and actions of charity and justice. Learn “how to’s” of organizing ministries in the parish and working effectively to advocate for those who are in need. This Tool Kit is a sample resource of what the training will provide.
Immigration Reform: Seeking Truth in Charity
A statement from the bishops of Washington state. (English and Spanish)
2013 CCHD national and local grant recipients