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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Regional Report

the Inland Register

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

WASHINGTON
Archdiocese of Seattle
SEATTLE — Holy Rosary School in West Seattle expanded its horizons recently when it held a fund-raiser auction. The money raised, $23,000 was given to its sister parish in Kenya to build a medical clinic. Add to that $3,000 given by students during Operation Rice Bowl in Lent and the school is over halfway to its goal of $45,000, which is what the clinic will cost. A delegation of parishioners hopes to travel to Kenya next year to help with construction. The clinic will serve 30,000 people.
GIG HARBOR — The five eighth grade students at St. Nicholas School presented “exit projects” to a panel of judges, a new requirement at their school. The students began work on the projects in January, and had an adult mentor to guide them. The projects included a garden design, aerial photography, the internal combustion engine, nursing home life, and interior church architecture.
— The Catholic Northwest Progress, Seattle

BELLEVUE — The Liturgy Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle and The North American Forum on the Catechumenate are co-sponsoring an institute for all persons, whether volunteer or parish staff, who work in the Christian initiation of adults or children. The institute is called Beginnings and Beyond Institute and will be held at Trinity Lutheran College in Issaquah, Wash., Aug. 5-10, 2001. There will also be a track for children’s initiation. Participants will be presented with the pastoral skills necessary to implement the initiation process, and planners have arranged separate sessions depending on participant experience. For more information or a free brochure, call 425-747-2038 or FAX 425-747-1730. Registrations will be accepted until June 24.

IDAHO
BOISE — The Diocese of Boise will open Treinen House in the old St. John Cathedral rectory, to be a place where men can live to discern their call to priesthood outside the seminary setting. The house is named in honor of the late Bishop Sylvester Treinen, who served in Boise from 1962-1988.
BOISE — Bishop Michael Driscoll will ordain 17 men as permanent deacons this summer. Eight ceremonies are scheduled between June 23 and Oct. 13 in various parishes of the diocese.
BOISE — Fourth grade students at St. Joseph School released 44 trout fry into Loggers Creek. The students had raised the trout themselves as part of the “Trout-in-the-Classroom” program.
LEWISTON — Students at St. Stanislaus Tri-Parish school raised over $16,000 with a recent car raffle.
BOISE — Three sixth grade students from St. Mary School, who won first place, and their teacher, Kathy Yribar, will travel to the University of Maryland campus June 10-14 to compete in a national history contest. The three students and students from five other teams at the school were winners in the regional History Day competition held April 20 at Boise State University. Yribar was also named Outstanding History Day Teacher in Idaho.
—The Idaho Register, Boise

OREGON
Archdiocese of Portland

PORTLAND — Pius X parishioners have begun a ministry to a migrant workers’ camp off Scholls Ferry Road. Parishioners and priests come to the camp to celebrate Mass, having converted a barn into a chapel and a community center. Further plans call for English as a second language classes as well as training to help adults get driver’s licenses. Another run-down building will be converted to a 24-hour prayer chapel. Anywhere from 80 to 100 people live in the camp, more in summer. The parish’s efforts have come out of the Disciples in Mission program.
Diocese of Baker
HERMISTON —
A priest from the Schoenstatt Marian movement came to Hermiston to pray and discuss the efforts of the movement for interested persons. His visit is part of a project to have a massive Marian shrine built along I-84 in eastern Oregon. Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker had asked that the shrine’s plans include a “strong spiritual base.” Schoenstatt is an international method that aims to renew the church in the spirit of the second Vatican council. It has over 100 shrines throughout the world.
— The Catholic Sentinel, Portland


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