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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: June 15, 2001

the Inland Register

(From the June 15, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States half-way to goal
The Collection for the Catholic Church in the United States was taken up in parishes the weekend of Mothers Day, May 13. So far 1,228 donors have contributed $63,927 to the collection.
Bishop Skylstad is hoping to raise $170,000 that will be sent to support six of the ministries of the Church in the United States. Through last year’s collection the Spokane Diocese was able to distribute $122,500 to Catholic Communications, Catholic University of America, Black and Native American Missions, Catholic Home Missions, Retirement Fund for Religious and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Contributions are still being accepted. Call the Diocesan Development Office for information about the collection or to make a contribution: 358-4280 or (800) 689-9819.

New Providence Associates received in Walla Walla
The Walla Walla Region of Providence Associates has new members. Joining recently were Bruce and Kay Barga of Walla Walla and Jim Nibler of nearby Milton-Freewater, Ore.
Receiving the new members was Providence Sisters Roberta Rorke of Seattle and Betty Harrington of Spokane.
The Walla Walla area now boasts eight Providence Associates. Providence Associates are laity who strive to live their lives in harmony with the specific charisms of the Sisters of Providence.

CAPA program seeks ‘mother mentors’
The Doula project of CAPA — Childbirth and Parenting Alone — is recruiting new “doulas” — “mother mentors” — to help young, single, pregnant women. Doulas provide support and encouragement during the round of prenatal activity, birthing and the early months of parenting.
A doula makes a one-year commitment to the program to spend a minimum of two hours per week with the assigned young mother.
Volunteers must themselves be parents, have at least a high school education, and be a minimum of 26 years old.
Training will begin in the fall, but enrollment is limited; for information or applications, call 325-7667.

Golf tournament to benefit Bishop White
Bishop White Seminary will be the beneficiary of a charity golf tournament July 22 at Indian Canyon Golf Course.
Entry fee is $75 per person, which includes green fees, golf cart, and a barbecue dinner at the seminary afterward.
Dinner will also feature auction items — among them, dinner with Gonzaga University’s president.
The tournament is limited to the first 144 registrants. Contact the seminary to sign up or for more information: Bishop White Seminary, 429 E. Sharp Ave., Spokane, WA 99202; 326-3255.

Spokane Sister elected to leadership council
Sister Jeannette Abi-Nader of Spokane, a member of the Sisters of Humility of Mary, has been elected to her community’s leadership council. She is one of four members of the council; she will serve a four-year term which begins in August.
Sister Jeannette is presently an associate professor in Gonzaga University’s School of Education.

St. Aloysius has new Eagle Scout
On June 10, Evin Recek, son of Frank and Diana Recek, was awarded Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at St. Aloysius Church. Recek is a member of St. Aloysius School’s Boy Scout Troop 213.
His Eagle project was a large-scale map of the United States, including state capitols, painted on the school playground.
The troop’s Scout Masters are Mike Rapp and Khris Lee.
Besides his Scout activity, Recek is an altar server and usher at St. Aloysius.

Franciscan Sister to teach English in Eastern Europe
Sister Kathy Roberg of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) is spending the summer of 2001 far from her home base in Walla Walla: She is teaching English to some 73 Catholic Sisters and priests in the Czech Republic.
She will be working in an FSPA program which enables women and men Religious to learn to read, speak and understand English as a way of increasing ministerial effectiveness and impact. The language skill becomes increasingly important as English is more and more accepted as a universal language, Sister Kathy said.

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