News and Notes
Flooding disaster in Baton Rouge – Catholic Charities response and how to help
September 2016 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including September 2015.
Rice Bowl grants for 2016 have been allocated
Thanks to parishioners, students and other people of good will in western Washington, over $470,000 was raised this past Lent. With the 25% share each diocese keeps for local needs, a record 263 grants have been approved by Archbishop Sartain. See the “Grants” section at our CRS Rice Bowl page.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development local grants
With approval by Archbishop Sartain, the 2016 local (small) grants have been allocated. The September collection each year in our parishes provides the grant funds that help our Church defend human dignity and reach out to those living on the margins. See “Local Grants” at our CCHD page.
On September 4, 2016, Blessed Mother Teresa becomes Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Resources from Catholic Relief Services, English and Spanish
Labor Day statement for 2016 from the USCCB
Becoming Peacemakers: A Gospel Response to Violence
A gathering for education, prayer, reflection and public witness on Saturday, September 24
CRS Parish Ambassadors
CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners (working as a team of 2-4) with a passion for global solidarity who, with the blessing of their pastoral leader, help strengthen the parish's outreach ministry by organizing global discipleship activities in their parish. Ambassadors receive training, support and resources throughout the year from CRS and the Missions Office.
Flyer in English
Contests for children and youth 2016-2017
Syria and other global emergencies and CRS 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.
Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home
Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change
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.