COVID-19 will continue to spread and halt our lives until there is equal access to vaccines. As of this spring, in high-income countries, 1 in 4 people had received a COVID-19 vaccine. But that ratio dropped to 1 in 500 in developing countries. In addition, 82% of administered vaccines have gone to upper-income countries, while only 0.2% have been sent to developing countries. In order to end the pandemic, every country in the world needs equal access to vaccines. Click above for more information.
Our Safe Parking lot now has three guests for the first time! We are grateful to all those in our community who are supporting this effort by keeping the Hut clean and to our St. Vincent de Paul for providing food for our guests. Through your support we are able to offer a safe and hospitable place for people to get back on their feet.
OLG's annual Ethical Trade Sale is staying online for one more year. Many of the artisans, farmers, and communities we support through the sale are struggling this year due to COVID and slow sales. Through our virtual sale, you'll find a large variety of unique, quality gifts AND 20% of sales come back to us! Win, win, win! Simply click above for our custom parish link and a promo code. This year, we are also selling Pura Vida coffee for $12/bag and $4/bag comes right back to us! Pura Vida has been VERY generous every year, donating 100% of sales (sometimes even more!). Click above for order and delivery information.
Thank you for your amazing generosity! We now have enough money to purchase turkeys and fixings for 150 families! If you didn't get a chance to donate and want to help spread some holiday cheer, click above to link to our Virtual Giving Tree!
The Welcome Table serves lunch to neighbors in need in White Center every Saturday at noon at The Body of Christ Church (1320 SW 102nd St). In addition, food, hygiene and cleaning items, and clothing are handed out. Support the meal by donating non-perishable food (rice, shelf-stable milk, cereal, granola bars, etc.), hard-boiled eggs, and fresh fruit. They also need tp, personal body wipes, tennis shoes, and clothing for men (especially jeans and underwear). Drop off donations between 11-11:30am in the back parking lot before guests arrive. Volunteers will unload it for you!
Rideshare company apps Uber and Lyft are offering free rides to vaccine appointments for a limited time. Use can use their apps to find a vaccine site and/or search your provider through the app. Riders will receive a ride code to get to and from their appointment(s). Riders and drivers are required to wear face coverings, leave the front seat empty, and keep windows down whenever possible. Click above for more information.
This year, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced they would provide $15 million in humanitarian assistance to support some of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank and Gaza. With this assistance, USAID is supporting Catholic Relief Services’ COVID-19 response efforts in health care facilities and affected communities throughout the region. The funds also support emergency food assistance programming in communities facing food insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic. CRS is grateful to receive help in helping others. Click above to learn more.
Our Safe Parking ministry continues hosting guests, despite the challenges of COVID-19. We now have two guests utilizing our lot and are seeking volunteers to help keep the Hospitality Hut clean and welcoming while St. Vincent de Paul keeps it stocked with food. Be part of the team and sign up for the date(s) that work for you each month. Click above to learn more.
All are invited to the virtual Cornerstone Catholic Conference. Hear inspiring keynote speakers, attend informative workshops, and learn more about being a Catholic disciple for life and justice. Spanish and English options. No registration fee! Click above for registration and information.
Join other young adults from around the Archdiocese from October 15-17 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center in Federal for a bilingual (English/Spanish) retreat. Put on with partners Maryknoll, the Ignatian Spirituality Center, Vietnamese Eucharistic Movement, Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, La Red de Pastoral Juvenil, and United Praise, this promises to be a great weekend. Come reflect with others about life in the faith, obstacles and struggles, and ways to renew our call to missionary discipleship. Two language tracks. Click above for registration information.
Catholic Relief Services is your official humanitarian organization, working on behalf of the Catholic Church around the world. 870 homes repaired, and 1,030 cash transfers: This is how we helped the most vulnerable families in El Salvador rebuild their homes and their lives after two tropical storms hit in 2020. The support of USAID helped make it possible! Click above to learn more.
The Welcome Table serves lunch to neighbors in need in White Center every Saturday at noon at The Body of Christ Church (1320 SW 102nd St). In addition, snacks and clothing are handed out. Support the meal by donating non-perishable food (rice, shelf-stable milk, tuna, mac n cheese, coffee, etc.), hard-boiled eggs, and fresh fruit. They also need tp, laundry and dishwasher pods, shoes, and clothing for men and children. Drop off donations between 11-11:30am in the back parking lot before guests arrive. Volunteers will unload it for you!
With partner USAID, Catholic Relief Services is in Cameroon providing nutritional support, parenting education, HIV testing, violence prevention, and educational scholarships to children. With this type of support, families can overcome the additional hardships brought on by COVID-19. Visit www.crs.org to find out more about how you can help!
Our Safe Parking ministry continues hosting guests, despite the challenges of COVID-19. One recent guest got a new job and moved to a different lot closer to work! We are currently seeking volunteers to help keep the Hospitality Hut clean and welcoming while St. Vincent de Paul keeps it stocked with food. Be part of the team and sign up for the date(s) that work for you each month. To volunteer, click above
Have you seen the Seattle Seafarers’ Center, located along the Duwamish Waterway underneath the West Seattle Bridge? This is a ministry with merchant seafarers from around the world and serves over 20,000 ship workers each year! They are currently in need of volunteers to provide hospitality with this often invisible, yet crucial population who work in one the world’s most stressful and lonely occupations. Click above to learn more.
Walk a mile in her shoes. Lilian Mainza of Zambia has 4 children. She takes the baby to a CRS wellness clinic for children under five years old. She says, "I am so happy for the knowledge I have received; it is not only my child that will benefit but the community I live in." Click above for more information and to find out how you can support the effort!
Lutheran Community Services Northwest is working to resettle Aghan refugees in the greater Seattle area. LCSNW has settled 700 refugees with Special Immigrant Visas from around the world in the past three years, 24 Afghan refugees last week, and 17 refugees so far this week! They offer resettlement services, counseling, torture treatment, housing navigation, clothing, food, furniture and more. Click above if you would like to learn how to support their efforts.
As you likely know, Haiti was recently hit by a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake that has killed nearly 2000 people and injured nearly 10,000 more. Adding to the devastation, a tropical storm passed over the island nation this week, making aid efforts even more difficult. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has been serving in Haiti for many years and is on the ground working with partners and affected communities to identify the most urgent needs. Please consider donating to our parish collection to help CRS provide essential relief like clean water, sanitation, shelter, and emergency supplies. You can donate at Mass this weekend (make checks out to “OLG” with “Haiti” in the memo) or online. Click above for more information.
With extreme weather events and severe forest fires, we are witnessing the effects of climate change. What can you do to help care for creation? One step is to calculate your “Carbon Footprint”. Click above to take a 5-minute test to calculate your impact on the environment. Depending on your answers, you will learn what you are doing to help care for creation and ways you can improve even more.