We are reaching out to you directly, as our partner, to set you up for success to continue to support the good work of service to your neighbors on the margins and education on the Church’s social mission. The Office for Pastoral Ministries will be responsible for continuing “efforts for the promotion and implementation of Catholic social teaching” and thus will inherit our Social Ministry Contact list. Joe Cotton, Director of Pastoral Care & Outreach [r20.rs6.net] in the Office for Pastoral Ministries, is the main contact for these efforts. He can be reached by phone 206-382-4847 or email Joe.Cotton@seattlearch.org.
We recently (this week!) sent a mailing to every parish, addressed to “Parish Social Ministry Contact,” with the information above as well as many more resources, including …
Catholics Confront Global Poverty [r20.rs6.net] – a partnership between the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services which calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world. Stewardship and Development Office [r20.rs6.net] will be responsible for all things Catholic Relief Services (CRS), including the CRS Rice Bowl Lenten program [r20.rs6.net] and thus will inherit the Rice Bowl Coordinator Contact list. We trust you all will defend the Archdiocese of Seattle’s title as the #1 archdiocese in both participation and funds raised!The Stewardship and Development Office will also be responsible for the continuation of the growing CRS Parish Ambassador Corps [r20.rs6.net] initiative, which will still be assisted by our CRS Global Solidarity Animator, Morningstar Stevenson (email@example.com), and our CRS Relationship Manager, Jesús Huerta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Many times we keep Jesus closed inside the parishes with us, and we do not go out and we do not let Him leave! Open the doors so He can go out, at least Him! It is about a Church which ‘goes forth’: a Church which always goes forth.” – Pope Francis