- Created on Monday, 21 July 2014 21:51
- Written by VIS
Vatican City, 15 July 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday Pope Francis sent a message to the organisers, speakers and participants in the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development”, which was read during the inaugural session of the event by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In the text, the Pontiff urges the international community to promote the adoption of new forms of legal and safe migration and called for protection and a suitable reception for the many children who migrate cross the border with the United States unaccompanied. He also highlights the need for policies to inform potential migrants of the dangers of such a journey and above all, for initiatives to promote development in their countries of origin.
“Globalisation is a phenomenon that challenges us, especially in one of its principal manifestations which is emigration. It is one of the 'signs' of this time that we live in and that brings us back to the words of Jesus, 'Why do you not know how to interpret the present time?'. Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.
- Created on Monday, 21 July 2014 21:35
- Written by VIS
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican’s Secretary of State is in Mexico to discuss issues related to emigration, “A huge challenge – “he says – which is currently facing the entire human family”.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin arrived in Mexico City on Sunday to participate in a seminar entitled “Colloquium Mexico-Holy See on International Migration and Development”.
In an address today to the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Parolin emphasized the fact that the Vatican considers the issue of migration as an extremely important one, and appreciates the efforts made by Mexico, both at a national and at an international policy level.
- Created on Friday, 11 July 2014 08:58
- Written by David B. Valdivia
You're all invited to the 125th anniversary of the establishment of St. Mary in White Swan as a parish on August 10th 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Most Rev. Joseph J. Tyson, Bishop of Yakima and Emeritus Bishop Carlos Sevilla, S.J. will be present.
The past of the church is rich in history and tradition, as well as the long series of events that have taken place commemorating 125 years of St. Mary as a parish community in White Swan. From the early mission days to the present time, the Indian culture has prevailed. St. Mary has been very blessed in serving three distinctive cultures, which in the last 25 years include the Hispanic community.
It will be a wonderful event. The Parish extends an invitation to everyone. Come and join us celebrate in praising God for his work at St. Mary in White Swan.
- Created on Thursday, 10 July 2014 12:09
- Written by Renovate The Body
- Created on Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:18
- Written by Rebecca Garza
Save the Date for the Diocese of Yakima’s Catechetical Congress. This year’s theme is “Stewards of Faith, Service of Love”. The event is scheduled for October 11th, 2014 at Holy Family Parish Campus in Yakima. Special guest this year is Cardinal Francis George, OMI slated to celebrate Morning Prayer along with Bishop Tyson.
Included are both English and Spanish versions, please add these to your parish’s bulletin for the coming weeks.
- Created on Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:53
- Written by Bishop Tyson
As the time for our annual QUO VADIS DAYS camp approaches we need your help promoting and getting the applications and consent forms out. Quo Vadis Days camp offers young men the opportunity to discern a possible call to the priesthood.Quo Vadis Days will be held August 4 – 6 at Camp Koinonia near Cle Elum. Bus transportation will be available across the diocese, please contact Andy Mendoza for information. The cost of the camp is $ 50.00. The family rate is $20.00 for each additional brother.
Attached are samples for the bulletin and for the announcements at Mass, registrations and flyers in English and Spanish as well as parent consent forms and Catholic Mutual field trip forms. Thank you kindly for your help. Now more than ever it’s important to show forth the beauty of the priesthood. Please make copies and have them available for our youth and their parents.
It is important that the young men interested in participating, have your recommendation/approval for attending a prayerful, healthy environment.
For additional details visit the QUO VADIS webpage on the Diocese of Yakima website, copy and paste the following link on your browser: http://yakimadiocese.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=611&Itemid=417
- Created on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 15:20
- Written by Catholic Charities
Come join Bishop Tyson help those most in need in our community and tour our valley’s scenery at the 2nd Annual Ride D’ Vine bicycling event hosted by Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS). The ride begins at 8:00 am, Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Sarg Hubbard Park and ends at Bonair Winery in Zillah, WA. The proceeds help alleviate poverty through affordable housing, education and services offered by Catholic Charities Housing Services. Cost is $50 per rider.
Pre-registration is encouraged as the ride will be limited to 200 participants. Riders can pre-register online (click here) or for more information call (509) 853-2800 or visit our website http://www.cchsyakima.org/.
- Created on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:55
- Written by Bishop Tyson
- Created on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:06
- Written by Lucille Dean, SP
The Sisters of Providence of Mother Joseph Province are delighted to share the results of their recent Discernment Chapter of Elections. The election of Judith Desmarais, SP, to the position of Provincial Superior/Leadership Team Coordinator of Mother Joseph Province has been confirmed by General Superior Karin Dufault, SP, and the General Council. The Sisters also elected three Provincial Councilors in their prayer and discernment process. The councilors are: Sisters Joan Gallagher, Josie Ramac and Jo Ann Showalter.
Understanding the role of leadership as the Sisters do causes them to look upon and treat these occasions of selection of leadership as more than an “election”. The process of prayerful discourse and discernment that led to the election of the Provincial Superior and Provincial Council members who will serve from 2015 through 2019 began in September of 2013, involved all of the members, and concluded at the Chapter held June 27-30 in Renton, Wash.
In addition to leading the religious community, the provincial and council members serve as corporate members of Providence Pariseau Corporation, which includes the Sojourner Place and Building Bridges ministries. They also co-sponsor several other ministries for women and children through Transitions in Spokane.