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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

Regional Report

the Inland Register

(From the Aug. 2, 2001 edition of the Inland Register

OREGON
Archdiocese of Portland
EUGENE — St. Jude Parish held its first family camp July 20-22, with the theme “City Set on a Hilltop.” The camp’s purpose was to help families focus on voluntary simplicity in order to live Gospel values.
KEIZER — St. Edward Parish hosted a display of 4,000 pink and blue flags which represent the number of unborn babies aborted in the United States each day. Thousands of motorists see the flags every day.
— The Catholic Sentinel, Portland

MONTANA
Diocese of Helena

STEVENSVILLE — Interested persons in good physical condition are invited to make the 4.5 mile pilgrimage hike up Mount St. Mary. Hikers will start at St. Mary Parish and walk up the mountain, which has a 9,300-foot elevation. At two rest stops, hikers will sing and recite two decades of the rosary. Mass will begin at the third stop, weather permitting, and be finished at the end. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at Hamilton.
LINCOLN — Bishop Robert Morlino was the recipient of a bear rug, given to him at a picnic sponsored by the three churches in Helmville, Lincoln, and Seeley Lake. The rug was located through a taxidermy shop in Butte. The shop owner, Tom Hardesty Sr. and the hunter, Bob Maier, who killed the bear in 1997, served as altar boys together at St. Patrick Parish in Butte.
—The Montana Catholic, Helena

WASHINGTON
Archdiocese of Seattle

ISSAQUAH — Motorists who wanted their rigs washed in a high school benefit got a bonus — the service was free. Students in the class of 2002 from Eastside Catholic High School wanted to give back to their community and chose the free car wash as a way to do it.
SEATTLE — Combined teams of young adults from four parishes — Blessed Sacrament, Holy Rosary, St. Benedict and St. Joseph — participated in the fifth annual Seattle Works Day. Approximately 3,000 young adult volunteers spent the day in community service projects such as painting low-income housing and improving playgrounds.
—The Catholic Northwest Progress, Seattle
Diocese of Yakima
YAKIMA — A depiction of the Ten Commandments in St. Joseph Elementary School was painted recently, thanks to the local Knights of Columbus Council 8179 and the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. The 8x10-foot work was inspired by the letter titled Veritatis Splendor by Pope John Paul II. The work shows the tablets with the numbers in both English and Hebrew, and lists several virtues. Posters of the work are available.
— Central Washington Catholic, Yakima


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