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January 2017 Good News Newsletter

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

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Catholics Called to Accompaniment: An Immigration Summit

February 11, 2017; 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Seattle University, Student Center. Join parishioners, service providers, and community leaders for a day of reflection, information, and connection. The day concludes with a mass with Bishop Eusebio Elizondo in the Chapel of St. Ignatius.


Courage & Compassion in the Midst of Fear: Interfaith Prayer Service

February 19, 2017 at 1:00pm - We commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Executive Order 9066 which mandated Japanese-American relocation to designated military areas. Join with the Abrahamic faith community for this prayer service & pilgrimage!

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Going Forth in Joy! Missionary Disciples Formation Program – Offered in English & Spanish

Calling all frontline parish and school ministers...Catholic teachers, principals, DREs, lay ecclesial ministers, catechists, priests, deacons and wives, you name it! Join us for a weekend to assist you in carrying out the privilege and responsibility you bear of instilling a missionary spirit in the faithful by helping you create and support "communities of missionary disciples" that go forth in joy.

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Guatemala Immersion for Teachers, Catechists, and Youth Ministers - June 14-22, 2017

A Maryknoll and Catholic Relief Services Collaboration


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.


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

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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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