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Unaccompanied Children on U.S.-Mexico Border

Prayer, prayer intentions, background information, article by USCCB, and NEW Resources for You and Your Parish from Catholic Relief Services.


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

View the Action Alert

Summer 2014 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including Summer 2013.


CCHD grants

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.


GoodNewsPeople program

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.


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