News and Notes
April 2014 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including April 2013.
Good Friday envelope collection
Each year the Holy Father invites Catholics to support fellow Christians and sacred shrines in the Holy Land.
Catholic Relief Services Collection - Thank you for your support!
The funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and show Christ's love and respect to all people.
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.
JustFaith Graduate Gathering May 3
Open to all JustFaith Grads, Partners and Colleagues, with special welcome to GoodNewsPeople graduates. Saturday, May 3rd from 9:00 - 4:00 at St. Joseph, Seattle.
EngagingSpirituality: Living Deeply and Broadly in Times Like These
A presentation by Joe Grant of JustFaith Ministries
Sunday, May 4th, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center
Parish Mission in the Spirit of Pope Francis - May 4-6th, evenings
With Jack Jezreel, president and found of JustFaith Ministries. Location: St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Seattle
Open to all!
Oso mudslide disaster in Snohomish County
Immaculate Conception Parish in Arlington is accepting donations in support of those affected by the Oso Mudslide in Snohomish County. Give online at their website, or by check:
Payable to: Immaculate Conception (ICC)
PO Box 69
Arlington, WA 98223
Memo: Funerals or Disaster Relief
Catholics come together to help community affected by landslide
Article in National Catholic Reporter by Julie Gunter, a freelancer writer and a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake parish, Seattle.
CRS Rice Bowl
For Lent, For Life. Come explore this signature Lenten program.
Rice Bowl grants - application process now open!
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. The deadline for 2014 applications is May 9, 2014.
CCHD grants - application process now open!
The Missions Office accepts grant applications from organizations which support the efforts of people with low incomes to change the social, political and economic conditions which cause and perpetuate poverty in western Washington. A preference is given to organizations controlled by low-income people. The deadline for applications for local CCHD grants is May 9, 2014.
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.