• November Good News from your Missions Office

    The November 2017 edition of our Good News newsletter is available now online (along with other current items of interest): www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Missions.
    Contents include prayers, announcements, news, and more! In one, two and three columns! Also on our newsletters page are all issues for the past year, including November 2016.

    Share the Journey Action Alert
    Request for you to advocate for those on the margins, and to share within your networks:
    Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, Catholic Charities USA and others have asked Homeland Security for an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduras and El Salvador. Read the press release here.
    Justice for Immigrants has a live action alert requesting a TPS extension for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti. The online alert is available at http://bit.ly/2lrO91D.
    Exploring Migration: A Faith Journey

    FREE to the First Ten Parishes to Sign-Up!
    Migration is a complex issue that is reshaping the cultural, economic and political landscape of the planet. This new module offers the opportunity for prayer, reading and reflection as well as discussion and discovery related to this critical and controversial issue of our day.
    This eight session module from JustFaith Ministries provides participants a chance to find common ground and to discover more about themselves, their values, our God, and the millions of people who are on the move in every part of the world.
    Your Missions Office will cover the cost of registration and videos for the first ten parish groups to register!

    The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG),sponsored by the Justice, Peace and Human Development department of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and by many other organizations, is scheduled for February 3-6, 2018, in Washington, DC. The theme for the gathering is "Building Community: A Call to the Common Good."
    • Engage with leaders and emerging leaders in social ministry.
    • Learn about how our faith calls us to action in solidarity with our sisters and brothers at home and abroad.
    • Experience the community and networking that the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering offers.
    To register and obtain complete information on the Gathering, visit www.CatholicSocialMinistryGathering.org.

    Ministry on the Margins Webinar Series

    How the Catholic Church Can Heal the Wounds of Racism in Our Communities -
    Register Now
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST
    Presenters: Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, Executive Director of Pax Christi, USA, and Ralph McCloud, Director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, USCCB.

    Sr. Patty and Ralph will discuss their current efforts to combat racism in our communities and will offer insight on how other diocesan social action directors and ministerial leaders can be at the forefront of this effort. For those ministers who have been involved with this issue for years, come to be renewed in your efforts, and for those ministers who are new to this issue, come learn strategies on how to start a dialogue.

    On the Peripheries with Migrants and Refugees: How to Effectively Minister Despite Political Challenges (rescheduled) - Register Now
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST
    Presenter: C. Mario Russell, Catholic Charities New York's Immigration and Refugee Services Division
    If you are responsible for outreach to the immigrant community in your diocese or parish but have limited time and resources to stay up-to-date on the changing political dynamics, then this webinar is for you!
    Please submit any questions you may have ahead of time, so that Prof. Russell can be sure to answer them. Submit questions to coordinator@catholicroundtable.org.

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