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October 2018 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including October 2017.

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Collection

Thank you for your support of CCHD (collection weekend was Sept 15-16)! Please visit our resources and CCHD grants page.

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World Mission Sunday - October 20-21

Collection resources for parishes.

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World Day of the Poor - November 18, 2018

The Pope’s message and resources for parishes, schools and individuals


A Mass of Healing from the Sin of Racism

Sunday, October 14 at 5:30pm | Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Join with Catholics from the Archdiocese of Seattle to celebrate a Healing Mass from the social sin of racism. Together, let us pray for justice and peace for all races and peoples, and seek an end to racism and raise people’s awareness of this form of evil. All are welcome.

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CCHD grants approved and at work!

The U.S. bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development established a grant program to support organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. To see a list of the grants active in western Washington, and learn more about CCHD and the grants process, click on the link below.


Migrant Families Crisis Resource

Migrant Families Crisis Resource page contains Prayer of the Faithful/Universal Prayer, Spanish and English USCCB prepared prayer card for migrant families, Opportunities to Give and Taking Action for Migrant Families

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New parish resource

The Parish Ambassador Corps is a new global solidarity initiative from Catholic Relief Services helping parishes “Share the Journey.” Parishioners who become ambassadors receive formation and assist parish leadership. Information about this resource, en Español and in English:

Live, Lead and Serve with Abundant Joy - Missionary Discipleship Formation Program

View the bilingual flyer. To register, visit

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Pope Francis and Archbishop Sartain invite you to “Share the Journey”

Pope Francis has launched a two-year global initiative to support our sisters and brothers who have fled their homes seeking a decent and safe life for their families. Contact us in the Missions Office with questions, and your ideas and plans! Learn about the resources available to you, your parish, school, and community:

World Day of the Poor message 2018 from Pope Francis

The poor "are a real presence of Jesus in our midst." As Nov. 18 approaches, this office will provide resources to help observe this special day.

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75 years is worth celebrating … all year long

Join your Catholic Relief Services on their 75th anniversary as they share stories of compassionate people like you doing extraordinary things all over the world. This is the story of us. View this month’s featured story, "A Time to Educate," and take the opportunity to explore the world and do good.

Global emergencies and Catholic Church responses

Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.


Advocacy: Sign up for Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP)

Learn how you can join other U.S. Catholics to defend the lives and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world, and urge our nation to act in response to the many faces of poverty.


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