Parishes will take up a collection the weekend of Sept. 17–18 for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. bishops, which is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing grants to groups of low-income people working for social change and educating Catholics about Catholic social doctrine and its applications.
Liturgy of the Hours
Dive deeper into the prayer life of the church and learn the Liturgy of the Hours at a weekday retreat for men and women, Sept. 26–28 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way. The retreat is led by Benedictine Brother Aelred Woodard, a choirmaster of St. Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, and Andrew Casad, director of the archdiocesan Liturgy Office. Register at palisadesretreatcenter.org.
Engaged couples’ retreat
Northwest Catholic’s award-winning family columnist, Sarah Bartel, and her husband Nathan will lead a retreat for engaged couples, “Betrothed: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage,” Oct. 14–16 at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way. The retreat fulfills the archdiocesan marriage preparation requirement. Register at palisadesretreatcenter.org.