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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Around the Diocese

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(From the March 22, 2001 edition of the Inland Register

Spokane parishes hosts apologist Tim Staples

Tim Staples, author, apologist and radio host, will be speaking on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, at St. Charles Parish, 4515 N. Alberta in Spokane.
Staples’ appearances are free and open to the public. The talks last from 60 to 90 minutes each.
His Friday talk is titled “The Bible Made Me Do It.” He will discuss his own faith journey from Evangelical Christianity to Catholicism.
On Saturday, his noon presentation for youth — junior high through college — is titled “Is It Cool to Be Catholic?”
Saturday evening’s talks are “Why Be Catholic?” and “The Eucharist, the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar,” beginning at 6:30 p.m., with an intermission between the two.
More information is available by e-mail.

G-Prep students receive honors for scholarship, art

Students at Gonzaga Prep are the recipients of numerous awards recently for academic achievement and art.
Seniors Robin Bell and Kathryn Codd are 2001 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists.
Locally, four received honors in Educational Service District’s 101’s 28th annual regional high school art show.
Taking second place awards were Christi Anne Hofland, Rimas Simaitis, and Rikki Vallance. A Certificate of Merit was given to Lauren Steed.
In addition, Hofland’s work was selected by ESD 101 staff to receive the district’s Choice Award.

St. Paschal students are winning essayists

St. Paschal School in Spokane boasts 12 winners in the recent essay contest sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 1435 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Three of the 12 were first-place winners and went on to District competition. At the district level, third grader Nicole Lawless ranked third; fifth grader Madeleine Hogan, second; and seventh grader Lisa Stoll, third.

University thanks Spokane Diocese for gift

The Catholic University of America wrote to Bishop Skylstad recently, thanking him for a gift from the Spokane Diocese to the school.
Father David M. O’Connell, president of the school, wrote, “Your contribution enables young women and men who could not otherwise afford it with the opportunity to study here. In opening wide the doors of The Catholic University of America to our students, you have helped answer the Holy Father’s call to them.”
CUA is the only American higher education institution established by the U.S. bishops.

Time for a pretzel

That was the president and CEO of Costco, Jim Sinegal, with All Saints first grader Anthony Gill at the grand opening of the company’s East Sprague store last month. It seems Anthony has food allergies that leave him with few snack choices. One he can enjoy is a good, hot pretzel — the kind that used to be sold at the old Costco location on East Third but was not going to be included in the store’s new location. Anthony and his classmates found out about the planned omission, wrote to Jim Sinegal of Costco, and convinced the company to reinstitute the pretzel stand in the new store. To thank them for their efforts, the company awarded each class member a coupon for a free pretzel. Their teacher is Anne Marie Vogel.

Dewolf takes honors in mock trial competition

Jordan Dewolf of Gonzaga Prep took individual honors as top attorney in the annual high school mock trial competition last month at the Spokane County Courthouse.
The competition involves students acting as lawyers and witnesses in trials presided over by local judges, using traditional rules of evidence.
Dewolf, a Prep debater, was in her second year of the competition.

Meeting’s speaker

Corporal William Muzatko of the Spokane Police Department was the guest speaker during last month’s regular meeting of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Corporal Muzatko spoke on Spokane’s problem with illegal drugs. Marty Markarian is the Court’s regent — and the Corporal’s mother.


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