Pastoral Care and Outreach Updates – June 2019

Pastoral Care & Outreach: A series of pastoral ministries that provide spiritual care and resources while developing mutuality and kinship with people on the margins. Our ministries include: Criminal Justice Ministry, Hospital & Healthcare Ministry, Immigrant & Refugee Ministry, Seafarer’s Ministry, Foster Care Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, and Ministry to the deaf.

PLEASE SUPPORT SEAFARER’S MINISTRY!!  SAVE THE DATE: Shipboard Luncheon – Saturday, September 7th, 2019 10:15 AM to 2:00 PM aboard the Holland America Eurodam cruise ship! SeafarerLuncheon 2019 Program

St. James Cathedral Blood Drive – Sunday, Sunday, 23, 2019 9 – 3 PM Share flyer broadly! Cathedral Blood Drive June 2019

Seattle JV EnCorps Bulletin & Newsletter Announcement 2019-20

Volunteer Service and Welcoming Spiritual Community for Older Adults!  Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JV EnCorps) is now accepting applications for 2019-20!  JV EnCorps, a program of JVC Northwest, facilitates rewarding opportunities for service, community and spiritual formation for adults 50 and older who are committed to social and ecological justice. During their ten months of part-time volunteer service, participants meet monthly for fellowship, reflection and to explore the values of community, spirituality, simple living and social & ecological justice.  Our values arise from Ignatian Spirituality and JV Encorps is an inclusive and ecumenical community. Priority application deadline:  August 31st. Opening Retreat in September.  For more information contact Helen at: or visit


There are some incredible events coming up in the next few months in the area of mental health:

June 19th – National NAMI Convention, Seattle

June 22nd – “The Healing Power of Forgiveness” Spiritual Retreat

June 23rd – Cathedral Blood Drive

See attached flyer

July 1st – Suicide Prevention Training – safeTALK, St. James Cathedral, Seattle

Contact Nancy Granger for more information –

October 7-9th – Mental Wellness in Catholic Schools Conference, Loyola University, Chicago MSP-19-SAVE-THE-DATE

October 19th – Cornerstone Catholic Conference, Tacoma – workshop on Mental Health

October 29th – University of Washington Mental Health Summit, Seattle

Please let us know if your parish or school is interested in hosting a Mental Health First Aid Training.

News from AIDNW: Serving immigrant detainees in Tacoma

There has been a large increase in the numbers of guests released from detention and seeking our hospitality. Both the Welcome Center and Hospitality House are being stretched to new levels. As a result, this update comes with an urgent plea for donations and financial support. We are experiencing what’s recently been reported in the news. Detainees are being released in larger numbers and they are left to their own recognizance. Fortunately, we are here to help but we need more resources to carry out our mission.


  • Bilingual visitation volunteers – visit detainees at detention center
  • Transportation volunteers – Take our guest from hospitality house to various appointments
  • Fundraising volunteers and committee members – Help with organizing events
  • Speakers Bureau – Share your talent by speaking at event

See for more information on programs


  • BBQ Grill – slightly used, free-standing gas or charcoal
  • Safeway Gift Cards
  • International Calling cards
  • Sectional couch
  • 1 TV-2 roku boxes
  • Cereal bowls
  • Twin size sheets-white preferred
  • Twin size comforters
  • Women’s tshirts small and medium
  • Women’s capris small and medium

As the seasons change our Amazon Wish List below has been updated with current needs for the Welcome Center and the Hospitality House. They include LIGHTER WEIGHT CLOTHING, toiletries, snacks and English Language books. Click HERE for Wish List!  All donations can be delivered directly via the Amazon Wish List. Also, volunteers are scheduled to receive other donations at the Hospitality House at 1915 S. Sheridan St. Tacoma on Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm (only those days and times please). Thank you for your continued generosity!