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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

Medals sought for First Communicants in Tzamjuyub

the Inland Register

(From the Sept. 13, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

In early December, approximately 90 young people will be making their First Communion in the remote village of Tzamjuyub.

Tzamjuyub has long been associated with the diocese as a sister parish of Our Lady of Fatima in Spokane. Father David Baronti is the pastor of Tzamjuyub.

In honor of the First Communion celebration, the Spokane Dioceseís Guatemala Commission would like to present each communicant with a holy medal, on a chain, at that time.

Many people have some extra medals, no longer in use, tucked away in a dresser drawer, perhaps. With the addition of an inexpensive chain, these medals would make very special gifts for these children.

The children also love holy cards, too, especially the ones that reflect dual images as they are turned in the sunlight. They canít read English, but the spiritual message comes through from the pictures.

Remember that these are children who do not receive many gifts in their lives.

Medals with chains, and holy cards, can be left at the Information Desk at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 1023 W. Riverside, or sent to the Guatemala Commission, P.0. Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210-1453.


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