Missions Office – September 2018

The September 2018 edition of our Good News newsletter is at the printer but also available now online (along with other current items of interest): www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Missions. Contents include prayers, announcements, news, and more! Also on our newsletters page are all issues for the past year, including September 2017.

A Pilgrimage and Mass at the Northwest Detention Center: August 25 in Tacoma, WA. Stand in solidarity with refugees and immigrants held captive in immigration detention centers on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Participants will gather at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tacoma for prayer and song, and then walk from St. Leo’s to the Detention Center for bilingual Mass. Learn more at https://www.stleoparish.org/.

Labor Day Weekend: A Pastoral Aid  Labor Day is quickly approaching. View this new resource from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops containing homily notes, prayers, a short video, Prayers of the Faithful, a bulletin announcement, an Examination of Conscience for workers, and more.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development Collection – September 15-16. This annual collection (September 15/16 in 2018) supports the national and local effort of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) serves to combat domestic poverty and to implement the Church’s social teachings. The Archdiocesan contribution to this national collection results in many grants supporting efforts in western Washington, including the Catholic Community Services PREPARES programs in many of our parishes, and for education in our parishes and schools on Catholic social teaching. Information on CCHD, this annual Special Collection, as well as the local and national CCHD grantees in this Archdiocese, can be found at our website: www.seattlearchdiocese.org/cchd.

Celebrate Catholic Relief Services’ 75th Anniversary! This year marks the 75th Anniversary of   Catholic Relief Services (CRS)! Each month, a new podcast episode is released–check out the one for August, A Diamond in the Rubble, to take a peek behind the curtain to see how CRS built on 75 years to become a leader in emergency response and recovery. Learn more at https://75.crs.org/.

Want to become involved? Join the Catholic Relief Services Parish Ambassador Corps! You’re invited to participate in a Catholic Relief Services initiative called the Parish Ambassador Corps (PAC). PAC is a corps of local Catholic volunteers who are passionate about global solidarity and want to take action. CRS Ambassadors commit to helping support global solidarity efforts in their parishes by helping with Rice Bowl as well as two other initiatives over the course of the year. Learn more at www.seattlearchdiocese.org/crs or by contacting us at 206-382-4580 or missions.office@seattlearch.org.