St. Francis House is established in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi to be a presence in Seattle to serve those in need and to inspire simplicity and charity in its volunteers and those they serve.
Approximately 9,000 people in King County are homeless, living in shelters, under freeways, in doorways and in cars. They are men, women and children. Veterans, the mentally ill and the unlucky. Then there are the thousands and thousands of working poor in the Seattle area who are barely scraping by. The struggles these people face day-to day often seem insurmountable.
What can you do to help?
Current needs include sandwiches of any kind (but especially tuna or meat), and hard boiled eggs. Please put sandwiches into individual sandwich bags, then put them back into the larger bread bag and mark the bag with the type of sandwich. Please put hard boiled eggs into a carton, secure them with a rubber band and then place them into a bag.
All items must be delivered by 9:00 am. Please click here to sign up, or e-mail the Service Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
“There must be no family without a home, no refugee without a welcome, no person without dignity.”
– Pope Francis
In the past week, Pope Francis, the U.S. Bishops, Catholic Relief Services, and our very own Archbishop Sartain and Bishop Elizondo have all issued statements speaking out against the Executive Order banning refugees from entering the United States. As Catholics, we believe that the dignity of the human person must be upheld at all times and in all places.
The Church’s social teachings tell us that all people have the right to live in conditions worthy of human life. Below are several resources for you to use in your community to live out in holiness our baptismal call to love our neighbor, especially our vulnerable refugee neighbors.
On 13 May 1917, three children were pasturing their little flock in the Cova da Iria, parish of Fatima, town of Vila Nova de Ourém. today the diocese of Leiria-Fatima. They were called: Lucia de Jesus, aged 10, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged 9 and 7…
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