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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Around the Diocese

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(From the March 1, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Students rock with Newton

Seventh and eighth graders at St. Paschal School, Spokane, have been learning about Newton’s Rockers, a demonstration of a physics principle. The students took notes, wrote summaries of their observations, described the scientific method, and explained their findings after building their rockers.

Bloomsday training clinics start March 17

Holy Family Hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Group Health Cooperative are cooperating to sponsor a series of Bloomsday training clinics beginning Saturday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College’s gymnasium.

The seven clinics are free and continued through April 28. Registration is required; call Holy Family at 482-2356.

Celebrity reader visits school

Officer Grant from the Spokane Police Department was among the “celebrity readers” who visited Trinity School, Spokane, during Catholic Schools Week. Other visiting readers included TV weatherman Tim Adams, former Fire Chief Joe Stapleton, and Holy Names Sister Marcia Schrapps, director of Our Place Community Outreach. (IR photo from Trinity School)

Scoutmaster honored at cathedral

Arthur C. Smalley, assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 50, was given the Bronze Pelican Award Feb. 4 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Presenting the award was Bishop Skylstad.

The Bronze Pelican Award is an adult religious award given to Scout leaders who train Scouts working toward the organization’s religious emblems.

Forum on human dignity is March 3

The Gonzaga University School of Law and its Thomas More Scholarship Program will present a conference titled “Promoting Human Dignity: Building a Stronger Community in the Inland Northwest” as its annual public service project from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the GU Law School (721 N. Cincinnati St.).

The conference is designed for attorneys, teachers, nurses, social workers and anyone else interested in promotion of basic human dignity. Through an exchange of viewpoints and a sharing of diverse experiences, the program seeks to promote an awareness of the disparate treatment of individuals living in the Inland Northwest. The promotion of human dignity, understanding and tolerance is at the heart of the mission statements for both Gonzaga University and the GU School of Law.

For information and registration, call 323-3738.

New Morning Star Board members named

Two men recently joined the Board of Directors of Morning Star Boys’ Ranch in Spokane: Terry Fossum and Gary Leva.

Women’s Convocation set for Seattle in April

The second Northwest Women’s Convocation has been scheduled for the Seattle State Convention and Trade Center on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.

The event is sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center. IPJC is a coalition of Religious communities, including the Jesuits and the Sisters of the Holy Names, which addresses issues of peace and justice.

A number of speakers have been scheduled for the event, including authors Carol Lee Flinders, Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, and Sister Joyce Rupp.

Registration is $80 per person. For information, write to: Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center, 1216 N.E. 65th St., Seattle, WA 98115, or contact them by e-mail. The organization also has a web site.

Kosher Dinner returns to Spokane

Temple Beth Shalom’s Kosher Dinner returns to the calendar this year, the first since 1999. The temple is located at 1322 E. 30th Ave., near Our Lady of Fatima Church.

The dinner will be Sunday, March 18, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. As always, tickets are at a premium; early purchase is strongly suggested.

Besides the traditional kosher dinner, there will be home-baked goods, a gift shop, and presentations of traditional Jewish music, dance and theater.

For reservations or information, call the temple: 747-0227.

Three Spokane area Catholic schools host auctions this month

Three of the Catholic schools in Spokane will be hosting their annual auctions this month.

First up, on March 3, will be All Saints School’s 10th annual auction, titled “A Taste of Italy,” beginning at 5 p.m. at Gonzaga Prep. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes an Italian dinner, admission to live and silent auctions, entertainment and dance. For information, call 448-5067.

Assumption School, Spokane, offers its 16th annual auction on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 5 p.m.

This year’s auction will be held at the West Coast Grand Hotel in Spokane. The evening’s theme: “A Night on Broadway.”

For information, or to donate auction items, call Mike Gregory: 459-5032, or 326-3990 (evenings).

Also on March 10 is the 11th annual dinner-auction sponsored by St. Patrick School’s Alumni Association. That event will be held at the Gonzaga Prep Barbieri Student Center. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and an oral auction to follow.

Tickets are $20 if purchased prior to March 1.

For information, call 487-2830.

St. Mary artists earn national recognition

Three students from St. Mary School, Spokane, received Honorable Mention awards from Catholic Relief Services for entries in CRS’s “Circle the World” art contest for grades 4-8.

Over 800 pieces of art wre submitted.

Winners in Spokane were sixth grader Shannon Murphy, seventh grader Pat Roth and eighth grader James Miller.

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