BELLINGHAM – Last summer, Western Washington University students Kendra Baker and Juan Balmedina helped youth from around the archdiocese learn about Catholic social teaching as they served migrant farmworker families in Whatcom County.
Melissa Dion and Michael Jenkins had their wedding all planned: exchanging vows before their large families and friends during an April 18 Mass at St. Andrew Church in Sumner, followed by a reception at Tacoma’s Union Station.
BURLINGTON – During a typical summer, hundreds of Catholic youth from parishes around the archdiocese travel to St. Charles Parish to help migrant farmworkers in Skagit County. COVID-19 means the students can’t participate in the Youth Migrant Project this summer, but outreach to the farmworkers continues, both in person and from afar.
A June 25 WIRED magazine article described a new and dangerous habit that has become part of popular technology practices. “Doomscrolling” refers to the pattern of scrolling through social media in the midst of a pandemic and social unrest and being flooded with morbid messages that elicit an almost physical discomfort.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental illness impacts 1 in 5 Americans, indicating that this is a widespread issue that affects all communities. One in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death…
In early March, I went to Sam’s Club to stock up for the coming shelter-in-place order. On a whim, I put yeast and a large bag of flour into my cart. Having never baked bread before, it was the definition of a random purchase. Something in me thought bread may be hard to come by, so I wanted the ingredients…
Learn how to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Stewardship is inseparable from discipleship, so our efforts to live as stewards must be firmly rooted in Christ. When you wake up each day, dedicate all your thoughts, words and actions to the Lord, and ask Jesus to guide and bless your stewardship. Here are some other ways to make stewardship a way of life.