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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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(From the May 3, 2001 edition of the Inland Register

Spokane Diocese priest is new seminary rector in Belgium

Father Kevin Codd, a priest of the Diocese of Spokane serving as vice-rector of the American College in Louvain, Belgium, has been named the new rector of the seminary.

Father Codd’s appointment to the new post begins Sept. 1 of this year.

Father Codd was ordained Aug. 25, 1979 for the Spokane Diocese. He has served as pastor in several parishes of the diocese and at the diocesan mission in Guatemala.

He began working at the seminary in Belgium last year.

Chase Youth Award bestowed

St. Charles student Adam Wilson, a fifth grader, was a recipient of one of this year’s 29 Chase Youth Awards during a ceremony in Spokane. He received the award for his exemplary determination to overcome personal obstacles or challenges — in Adam’s case, dyslexia.

Dance back to the ’50s at St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, May 20, has been set for a ’50s-style Car Hop at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. in Spokane. The parish’s youth group is hosting the event, complete with poodle skirts, pony tails, slicked-back hair and white t-shirts.

The 5-7 p.m. dinner will feature coney dogs, potato salad, and root beer floats, delivered on roller skates to the car’s window. Donations are $2 per meal.

Proceeds will be used to fund the group’s trip to World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

Cookies for Cursillo

Bob Nedved’s freshman homeroom students at Gonzaga Prep took on a home-made Lenten project: baking cookies for a Cursillo at Walla Walla State Penitentiary. Clyde Ries of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Spokane, was part of the retreat team that put on the March Cursillo. The 26 class members set a goal of 100 dozen cookies and produced 105 dozen, distributed among inmates and guards.

Lenten lessons

As part of the Lenten season, students at Assumption School, Spokane, created prayer boxes, decorated with a Scripture citation from 1 Peter: the believer’s call to follow in Christ’s footsteps. The students concentrated on telling the truth, giving compliments, and performing acts of kindness. Pages of footsteps went home with the students to give gentle reminders there as well.

KCs help Spokane carbo-load for Bloomsday

The Knights of Columbus of St. Charles Parish, Spokane, are hosting a spaghetti dinner to help runners (or anyone else, for that matter) carbo-load in preparation for Bloomsday.

The dinner is set for 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 — Bloomsday Eve — at the parish’s school gym, 4515 N. Alberta St.

Cost is $6 per person; children age 11 and under and seniors 65 and older, $4; children under age 3 eat for free.

The menu includes spaghetti with sauce and meatballs, salad, rolls, juice, coffee, and ice cream.

Jumping shamrocks?

The jump rope team from St. Patrick School, Spokane, took part in the city’s annual St. Patrick Day Parade this year, along with their coach and PE teacher, Pete Hanson.

Stewardship Conference is May 17-18

The Northwest’s regional stewardship conference has been set for May 17-18 in Portland, Ore.

Registration for the conference, to be held at the downtown Portland Hilton, is $75 per person.

Information is available from the conference’s page on the Archdiocese of Portland’s web site.

Boise Diocese works with Loyola New Orleans to offer continuing education

The Diocese of Boise, in cooperation with Loyola University, New Orleans, will be offering a sequence of graduate courses in theology and ministry beginning this coming September.

The courses will be geared toward pastoral theology and will be available for either credit or for certification. Although details are not yet firm, tentative plans call for the classes to be held at St. Pius X Parish in Coeur d’Alene.

For information and updates, contact Deacon Dave Beuerman by e-mail.

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