Parish Outreach Updates

Jennifer Ibach
Pastoral Asst. for Outreach

Catholic Advocacy Day: Register by January 18
Proclaim Justice and Life for All
Join OLG staff and parishioners, and thousands of Catholics from across the state on Monday, February 8th as we take a message of compassion and justice to Olympia. The day will include Mass, legislative briefings and meetings with legislators. Our advocacy will include a variety of legislative priorities, based on Catholic Teaching and the current bills before the legislature. Possible issues include: economic justice, housing, mental health services, immigrant and refugee services, and the death penalty. Advocacy can be intimidating but it’s an important part of living out our faith and this is a well-organized event designed to help first-time advocates learn the ropes! For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Ibach at 206-935-0358 x.120. Registration is required by January 18th!

A Giving Tree Thank You!
A BIG THANKS to all who were able to participate in our Giving Tree this year. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate a trunk full of gifts to foster children at Treehouse and over $1800 of Target gift cards to the families at the Santa Teresita Housing program. Thank you for sharing your gifts to make the holidays a litlte brighter for others.

50K United Airline Miles Needed to Make McAllen Trip Possible for Two Volunteers
Fr. Jack and parishioners from OLG are preparing for a service trip to McAllen, TX to help at the Humanitarian Respite Center run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. The trip will take place in March and we are looking for donations of United Airlines miles to help offset the cost for a couple of volunteers. Please consider helping us serve the families arriving at our border by donating 12.5K-50K miles (smaller increments may also be donated). For more information, contact Jennifer Ibach at 206-935-0358 x120.