News and Notes
USCCB Labor Day statement and supplemental resources
USCCB 2014 Labor Day statement and resources for your parish.
September 2014 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including September 2013.
Resources for your parish/community from Catholic Relief Services.
Crisis of Migrant Children at our Border / La crisis de los niños migrantes en nuestra frontera
Evening presentation with Bishop Eusebio Elizondo and staff and leaders of St. Mary’s parish, Seattle, August 28.
Unaccompanied Children on U.S.-Mexico Border
Prayer, prayer intentions, background information, article by USCCB, resources for you and your parish from Catholic Relief Services, and a NEW article by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo.
Prayer Service for Children at the Border
Created by Education for Justice
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.
From St. Francis, to Pope Francis, to YOU! Creating a Climate for Solidarity
Prepare for the Feast of St. Francis this coming October with program resources from the Catholic Climate Covenant.
Ending the Violence and Supporting Peace in the Holy Land
Catholic Relief Services and the USCCB urge us to contact President Obama and Congress. “Peace is not something which can be bought; it is a gift to be sought patiently and to be crafted through the actions, great and small, of our everyday lives." ~Pope Francis
Maryknoll Mission Immersion Retreat Guatemala/Esquipulas
Sept 30-Oct 7, 2014. Click link for the registration form and additional trip information.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant approvals (local and national) for 2014 have been made. CCHD accepts applications supporting the efforts of organizations controlled by low-income people to change the conditions which cause and perpetuate poverty in western Washington. Application materials for local CCHD grants in 2015 will be available in late March. Applications for national grants can be submitted Sept. 1- Nov. 1. Our congratulations to this year’s awardees!
Rice Bowl grants
Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl local grant approvals for 2014 have been made. The Missions Office accepts grant applications from parishes and organizations in western Washington that work toward the alleviation of hunger and poverty in the Archdiocese of Seattle area. Application materials for local Rice Bowl grants in 2015 will be available in late March. Our congratulations to this year’s awardees!
Missionary Spirit in our Catholic Schools!
Check out how your Missions Office is working with the Office for Catholic Schools and Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers to enliven missionary spirit in our schools.
Several of our parishes are finishing up year 1 of the GoodNewsPeople program, from JustFaith Ministries. Learn more about this discipleship program at the link below.
Global emergencies and CRS responses
Whether the disasters are rooted in civil strife or natural causes, millions of innocent people in South Sudan, the Philippines, Central African Republic and Syria have found their lives in turmoil. Your Catholic Relief Services teams and local partners are on the ground providing vital assistance.