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Pope Francis invites 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. Sept. 27 was the global kick off, and Oct. 7-13 will be a week of prayer and action! 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:

October 2017 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including October 2016.

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World Mission Sunday - October 21-22

Resources for parishes

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection - September 16-17

Thank you for your support! To learn about CCHD, please click on “View.”


Disaster responses in Mexico and the Caribbean


DACA Decision: A denouncement and a call for Congress to create a solution

“This decision is unacceptable and does not reflect who we are as Americans.”


Multimedia Youth Contest

Creating on the Margins/ Creando desde la Periferia. Sponsored by the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) for students in grades 7-12, making a creative work about our Catholic response to poverty, using any media. Local deadline is March 17, 2018.

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Going Forth in Joy! Ministry Formation Training - Tuesdays, October 10, 17, and 24

Catholic ministers and educators play a special role in helping their communities experience the joy of participating in God’s mission of love. The Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle and Maryknoll invite you to join us for three sessions on Tuesdays, October 10, 17, and 24 from 6-9PM to engage with this call and challenge.

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Cornerstone Catholic Conference: Together for Life & Justice

October 20-21, 2017 | Tacoma Convention Center

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Living with Dignity and Freedom from Oppression

October 26, 2017. An event of the Multifaith Coalition to Address Human Trafficking through the Lens of Compassion.

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Pope Francis announces the first World Day of the Poor, November 19, 2017

What should parishes do to mark the World Day of the Poor? Click on “view” for the pope’s message, and for parish resources for the weeks leading up to the day, creating moments of “encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance” with people who are poor.


Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change

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Who Is My Neighbor? The Face of Poverty in Washington State

A pastoral letter from the Catholic bishops of Washington State, along with a study guide and a video, is available for online viewing and ordering. Suggested use: small group sharing during Lent.


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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