Pastoral Care and Outreach Opportunities – October and November 2018

1. How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize All of God’s Children: Practical Suggestions for Serving Those with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Presenter: Deacon Lawrence R. Sutton  Deacon Larry Sutton Workshop

Date and Location: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – Isaac Orr Conference Room (910 Marion St.) Archdiocese of Seattle Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Cost: FREE (Lunch provided)

Deacon Larry, a nationally recognized expert in the field of autism, provides the insights needed to build effective and adaptive faith formation programs for all youth. He introduces a program that highlights teen faith mentors, inviting youth to share their faith and talents with other youth living with disabilities. By sharing stories of success and inspiration that affect everyone—pastor, principal, teacher, counselor, parent, student, teenager, and catechist—he delivers the unexpected: that educating youth with special needs actually nurtures the faith of the entire parish and school.

RSVP by RSVP by October 15th Erica Cohen Moore | 206-382-4852 |

2. Seattle Seafarer’s Center Fundraiser  

October 21, 2018 |  4-7 PM  Seattle Yacht Club, Elliott Bay Marina (2601 W. Marina Pl. Seattle 98199)

Please join us to celebrate the work of the Seattle Seafarers’ Center and to raise some funds for the years ahead. For this new fundraiser, we will be sharing time together at the Seattle Yacht Club, Elliott Bay location. There will be fresh, delicious salmon as well as wine and beer. Invite your friends to be a part of what this ministry is doing to impact people around the world right from our home Port of Seattle! There will also be an opportunity to meet some former and present interns! Ticket Cost: $75.00 per person, dinner and drinks included in ticket cost. Register by one of the following options: Calling: 206-935-3439 Emailing: On our website:

3. Re-entry Corps: Voices and Faces Panel

October 23, 2018 |  6-8 PM Isaac Orr Conference Room (910 Marion Street)

Are you called to ministry with the incarcerated?  Is your parish called to the “One Parish, One Prisoner” re-entry initiative?  Please join us for a special panel of speakers of former jail/prison inmates and family members who will courageously share their stores of incarceration and experiences of re-entry.  Please join us and jumpstart your discernment process.  Prison ministry volunteers will be available for questions and networking.  Let us develop kinship with those on the margins!

4. Justice Café: Sharing the Journey with Migrants and Refugees

October 25, 2018 |  6:30-8:00 PM Café Victrola (411 15th Ave E. Seattle) This timely, complex topic should make for lively discussion and endless learning opportunities. RSVP to the Facebook event here:

5. Celebration of Our Saints

November 3, 2018 |  11:00 AM St. James Cathedral (804 9th Avenue

Join Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, and Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg in celebrating the saints from our diverse cultural communities. All are welcome to a reception following Mass, with ethnic foods and beautiful displays of our saints, provided by the cultural communities of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Flyer:

6. Building the Beloved Community: Racism & Beyond 

November 10, 2018 |  8:45 AM – 3:00 PM St. Joseph Parish (732 18th Ave E. Seattle) Hosted by: Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center

Many people of faith are concerned about racism in America today. Where do we start? What can we do? What is “white privilege” and its role in society today? How can we respond to the systemic nature of racism in our politics, economy, public education and criminal justice system?  Suggested Donation: $25 which includes lunch To register online visit:

7. Hoping for Home: Communities of Faith Respond to the Need for Trafficking Survivor Housing: A Gathering sponsored by the Multifaith Coalition to Address Human Trafficking


Thursday, November 15th, 2018  7:00pm-8:30pm  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  5701 8th Ave Ne Seattle, WA 98105 (Google Map) Limited parking available in the back of the building. Street parking also available.

The Puget Sound region is home to some of the country’s most inflated housing costs. While many are feeling the impact of rising rents and mortgages, we know that some particularly vulnerable populations are experiencing housing instability and homelessness at higher rates than ever. How does the issue of affordable housing connect to human trafficking? In King County, there are currently only 16 emergency beds for survivors of trafficking, and all are reserved only for single female trafficking survivors without children. Faith communities have the power respond to and meet the need for stable housing for additional trafficking survivors, including men, who have experienced exploitation for commercial relations or labor.

Do you have a spare room, rental property, or empty living space and feel called to act? Are you part of a faith community and want to mobilize people at your worship space to respond to the need for housing for trafficking survivors? Join us to learn more about what you can do to provide temporary or long-term housing opportunities for survivors of trafficking. Explore ways to give the “hope of home” those who have experienced human trafficking.

Speakers: Audrey Baedke, Community Advocate Supervisor, Real Escape from Trade (REST) & Hao Nguyen, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, API Chaya

If you are able, please bring a $5-50 gift card for trafficking survivors as your “cost of admission.” Some examples include fast food restaurants (McDonald’s), clothing stores (Target), or pharmacies/ convenience stores (Bartell’s). Register Here!