News and Notes
March 2014 Good News Newsletter
View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including March 2013.
Lent: An Invitation to Walk in the Wilderness
A JustFaith resource for spirituality and social mission.
CRS Rice Bowl
For Lent, For Life. Come explore this signature Lenten program.
Catholic Relief Services Collection - March 30
The funds from this collection provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and show Christ's love and respect to all people. Help Jesus in disguise.
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.
Parish Social Ministry Conference April 4-5, 2014
“Opening a Horizon of Hope: Transformed by Christ to Love All”
Resurrection Catholic Church, Tualatin, OR
This regional training event is being offered by the Archdioceses of Portland and Seattle along with Catholic Charities of Oregon and Catholic Charities USA. More information including schedule, contacts, and registration form are available online. Registration deadline is March 28, 2014.
VIDEO: Thank You for your response to Typhoon Haiyan relief
As of January 24, over $1 million has been donated by parishes, schools, individuals, companies and organizations in western Washington to Catholic Relief Services for Typhoon Haiyan relief and long-term development.
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.
Pope Francis: The Joy of the Gospel
“...mission is at once a passion for Jesus and a passion for his people. .... Only the person who feels happiness in seeking the good of others, in desiring their happiness, can be a missionary.”
A synthesis and link to the complete document.
Immigration Reform: Seeking Truth in Charity
A statement from the bishops of Washington state. (English and Spanish)