Local Briefs - July 30, 2013

Dialogue for Justice convenings - Year of Faith talks

Dialogue for Justice to hold regional advocacy ‘convenings’


Dialogue for Justice, an archdiocesan-wide initiative to advocate for the reduction of poverty in Washington state, will hold three regional “convenings” in September and October. The purpose of the convenings is to prepare and educate advocates from parishes and other groups for the 2014 legislative session.

The first convening will be held at St. Michael Church in Olympia (1208 11th Ave.) on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The second will be held at St. James Cathedral in Seattle (804 Ninth Ave.) on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The third will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Bellingham (1110 14th St.) on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7-9 p.m.

Dialogue for Justice is coordinated by Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center and the Washington State Catholic Conference.

For more information, visit www.ccsww.org/dialogueforjustice, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206-328-5792.


Dynamic deacon to give Year of Faith talks


Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, a popular speaker from Portland, Ore., will give two talks in September at St. Joseph Church, 157 S.W. Sixth St.

The first, “Jesus, I trust in You: Reconciliation, Divine Mercy and Healing for the Family,” will be presented Sept. 6 from 7-9 p.m. The talk will focus on the unfathomable mercy and love of Christ and the beauty of the sacrament of reconciliation.

The second, “A Pure Heart Create for Me O God: Living a Life of Purity,” will be presented Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. The talk, which will focus on the Catholic Church’s teaching on purity, is appropriate for those age 10 and up.

Admission is $5 per person per event.

July 30, 2013