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 Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community  is a worshipping community grounded in Roman Catholic tradition and liturgy. Inspired by Vatican II, which described the Church as the “People of God,” we desire to bring this vision to the 21st Century and live it.                       We are a Catholic community, but are not connected with the parish structure of the Roman Catholic Church. In Holy Wisdom we believe that our world demands we offer full participation to all who are gifted and prepared to serve in ministry--regardless of gender, sexual orientation or marital status. We also invite all to receive communion at the table of Christ. Diane Smith Whalen and Kathleen Bellefeuille-Rice, ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priests, preside at masses, at which gluten-free communion bread, wine, and grape juice are offered.

Our community celebrates Catholic Mass on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 5:00 p.m at St. Benedict's Episcopal

Church, 910 Bowker Street SE, Lacey, Washington 98503. We continue our Eucharist with a potluck supper after each regular

Saturday evening mass.

 

Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community    
As a non-profit, we rely on the kind generousity of our Donors 
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Mass Times 2017
Saturday, Aug. 12th & Aug. 26th Saturday, Sep. 9th & Sep. 23rd Saturday, Oct. 14th & 28th Saturday, Nov. 11th & 25th
Mass @ 5 PM
Children receiving special Blessings at Gwinwood
Thanks to all who joined us at Pride! It was a great parade and a wonderful day reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones! If you met us there for the first time, please know you are welcome to join us every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 5:00pm for mass and potluck. All are welcome!
100 gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, on a pilgrimage to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart … The doors to the cathedral were opened to them, and they were welcomed personally by the leader of the Archdiocese of Newark, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin              READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Just Housing Notice - July 26, 2017 Here are the asks that Just Housing has presented to the city council over the past year that we are asking our community to support -Legalize Survival by undoing Olympia's "Survival Bans"- laws that criminalize sleeping, resting, living in cars, building makeshift shelters, and that ban private property owners from allowing people to camp on their property Some steps we have suggested to work towards this are... -Sanction a committee made up of invested community members, including the street community, to re-examine the ordinances and make recommendations for changes and repeals (We may have recently gotten some interest in this idea from members of the council, lets push it!) -Move the "Survival Bans" to the status of "lowest priority", meaning keeping them on the books, but instructing law enforcement to not enforce them for a set amount of time. This would allow for a pilot project period and would give the work group opportunity to gather feedback and data, while also immediately alleviating suffering. -Rather than immediately repealing the "No-Camping" ordinance altogether, designate areas where the no camping ordinance does not apply. This too would allow for a pilot project period We have also asked our council members to: -Declare a Housing and Homelessness State of Emergency in order to access more funds for emergency relief and long-term housing -Support Just Housing's Houseless Bill of Rights Thank you all, looking forward to seeing you soon! Tye JUST HOUSING INFORMATION AND NEEDS JULY 2017 Here are the asks that Just Housing has presented to the city council over the past year that we are asking our community to support -Legalize Survival by undoing Olympia's "Survival Bans"- laws that criminalize sleeping, resting, living in cars, building makeshift shelters, and that ban private property owners from allowing people to camp on their property Some steps we have suggested to work towards this are... -Sanction a committee made up of invested community members, including the street community, to re-examine the ordinances and make recommendations for changes and repeals (We may have recently gotten some interest in this idea from members of the council, lets push it!) -Move the "Survival Bans" to the status of "lowest priority", meaning keeping them on the books, but instructing law enforcement to not enforce them for a set amount of time. This would allow for a pilot project period and would give the work group opportunity to gather feedback and data, while also immediately alleviating suffering. -Rather than immediately repealing the "No-Camping" ordinance altogether, designate areas where the no camping ordinance does not apply. This too would allow for a pilot project period We have also asked our council members to: -Declare a Housing and Homelessness State of Emergency in order to access more funds for emergency relief and long-term housing -Support Just Housing's Houseless Bill of Rights