ST VINCENT DE PAUL THANKS YOU for your continuing support of our Cathedral Vincentians. The rent moratorium has ended and the need for rental assistance is increasing. For the first three months of 2022, help has been given to 258 people in neighborhoods surrounding our parish. That’s a monthly average of over 86 people helped financially or with referrals to other possible sources of help. Requests for rent help far outnumber all other requests we receive. So far this year nearly 96% of our financial aid in the central Seattle neighborhoods we serve has gone to pay rent. We are deeply grateful for every dollar you share with SVdP – Thank you! Information, Jo Ann Wiesner, 206-291-4012 or email@example.com
FAITH FRIENDS INCLUSION MINISTRY Do you know a child or teen age 7-18 with physical, cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities? Faith Friends is an inclusion ministry serving children and teens from across the Archdiocese of Seattle. We are a unique blend of our Faith Mentor and Children’s Faith Formation program, and provide Sacramental Preparation, as well opportunities for friendship with other youth. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org or stjames-faithfriends.weebly.com.
CARE FOR CREATION NEWS: healthy planet: How to achieve optimal health in all aspects of your life Thursday, April 21, 7pm-8pm on ZOOM Celebrate Earth Day by joining the St. James Care for Creation team for a discussion of Healthy Planet, the third and last part in the Healthy Body, Health Mind, Healthy Planet Series. What we eat makes a big difference in the world! Learn about the environmental impact and footprint of the food production system in the U.S. See how our faith and devotion can lead us to be faithful citizens, impelling us to take action on behalf of the Earth, our common home. Registration, Patrick Barredo, email@example.com.
JOB OPENING IN THE CATHEDRAL KITCHEN The Cathedral Kitchen, which serves 100 meals each weeknight to our homeless and low-income neighbors, is looking to add a new staff member to our team. Responsibilities include oversight of the grocery store gleaning program, working with dedicated staff and volunteers to prepare dinners, and interacting with Kitchen guests. Candidates must have a valid Washington State driver license and be able to lift cases of produce and canned goods. Information, Patrick Barredo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-382-4515.
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RICE BOWL As we walk with Jesus through Holy Week, we remember the countless men, women, and children who even today carry heavy crosses: crosses of hunger, of homelessness, lack of resources, and lack of security. As we encounter these, our brothers and sisters, it is important we never forget an essential pillar of our Lenten spirituality – almsgiving – by which we walk with and support those in need. Almsgiving is central to how we practice Lent. It flows from our prayers and fasting and allows us to make room for the needs of others. For more than 45 years, the CRS Rice Bowl has supported programs that prevent hunger and poverty in over 100 countries around the world as well as here in our own community. The CRS Rice Bowl provides immediate relief from hunger, of course, but goes beyond that to educate people about sustainable farming and entrepreneurship so that they can support themselves and their families and enrich their communities. During Holy Week, let us reflect on how God is calling us to meet the needs of the poor, through prayer and fasting, of course, but also as “Good Samaritans” who are moved by compassion to help by giving. As we prepare to celebrate Easter with joy, we remember, as members of God’s one human family, to share that joy with all of God’s people, whether here or around the world. Bring your Rice Bowls to the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, where they will be collected at the altar. You can also learn more about the CRS Rice Bowl, or use their donation portal, at www.CRSRiceBowl.org.