• Archbishop Sartain's visit

Annual Catholic Appeal 2015 Results

Please return your pledge envelope so we can meet our parish goal! It is our hope this year that ALL our parish families will participate by completing an envelope.

Our Parish ACA Goal: $65,000

% of Goal reached so far: 91%

Registered parish households: 395

Pledge Envelopes returned: 203

% of participating households: 51%

Over goal rebate to parish to date*: $23,953.78

* Parish Project : Painting Inside Wall of Church

Catholic Way Bible Study



CLASSES: 6:30- 8:00, each Monday from July 6 to December 7 No class on Labor Day, September 7

WHERE: Saint George Parish in the St. Francis of Assisi Hall

COST: $20.00 registration fee, payable on June 29th

QUESTIONS: contact Karen Klobucher at klobucherk@gmail.com

SVDP Monthly Report to the Parish


Members of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to express our gratitude for your generosity to our mission of helping our struggling neighbors. Here is a report of our activities during July 2015.


The following information is the total of assistance in time and money that we accomplished last month.


People helped                                                  52           Rent/Utility help              $3,934.23

Volunteer hours                                               121         Furniture/household/bus tickets              $    335.50

Miles driven                                                       89


In support of our outreach, we are asking that you help us with a monthly donation on the 2nd Sunday of the month using the green SVDP envelope.

Statement by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain

Statement by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain
Regarding Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si (Praise Be)

“In his encyclical letter, Laudato Si, Pope Francis has put a human face on the issue of ecology and caring for creation. This teaching document, which is consistent with the teaching of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI and other recent popes, is an urgent call to Christians, people of other faith traditions and those of no faith to protect our earthly home and our brothers and sisters who inhabit it.

“As the title makes clear, the pope’s letter praises God for the gift of creation and reminds us that every human person is a part of creation, with inherent dignity and deserving of our respect and care. To understand this better we need, as Pope Francis states, an “integral ecology” that recognizes the relationship not only between human beings and nature, but also with God, with ourselves and other human beings.

“We here in the Northwest live in an area of incredible natural diversity and beauty, so we are especially grateful to the Holy Father for raising awareness about the need to “care for our common home.” We should also be mindful that his encyclical letter challenges us to recognize that our individual decisions often have far-reaching consequences for the natural world and for other people, most especially the poor. As we answer the pope’s call to action, I urge everyone to join with him in giving grateful praise to our loving God for the great gift of creation.”