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Rice Bowl grants approved and at work!

Your Lenten donations through the CRS Rice Bowl program have been distributed – well, the 25% share that each diocese keeps for local use…those have been distributed to over 280 hunger-fighting projects in this archdiocese. The 75% share of donations will be used by Catholic Relief Services beyond our borders. To see a list of our local grants, and learn more about the process, click on the link below.


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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Summer 2018 Good News Newsletter

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

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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:

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 of Opportunity," 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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