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September 2015 Good News Newsletter

View the latest Good News newsletter, plus all issues for the past year, including September 2014.


World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1

Pope Francis: “The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation...” Prayer resources are available to help us all renew our "vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork."


Wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington state

To assist the Church’s response by check or online donation: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima; 5301 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98908-3478;; 509-965-7117. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Spokane, PO Box 2253, Spokane, WA 99210-2253;; 509-358-4250; Toll free: 800-831-1209.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection 2015

The CCHD collection in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle will occur September 12/13. Information about CCHD and resources for the collection are posted on our website. Look for three different bulletin inserts in your parish on weekends leading up to the collection date. Thank you for your support!


Catholic Campaign for Human Development Local Grants for 2015

The CCHD local grants in western Washington have been approved! Funds for these grants come from the September CCHD collection in all of our parishes (September 13 in 2015). Thank you!


2015 Labor Day Statement

In this year's Labor Day Statement (in English and Spanish) from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Wenski reflects on how dignified work with a living wage is critical to helping our families and our greater society thrive. Parish resources also available at this site.


Rice Bowl Grants for 2015

Rice Bowl is the Catholic Relief Services Lenten program of prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. Once again, all of our parishes and many schools participated, and one result is a record amount of donations! And we were able to fund a record number of applications with grants using the 25% share of CRS Rice Bowl donations. Thank you!


Laudato Si’ (Praise Be): On Care for Our Common Home

Resources for Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment and climate change


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.


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.


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