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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

the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 4, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Junior High Faith Day is Nov. 3

Junior high students from throughout the diocese are invited to the fifth annual Junior High Faith Day, set for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 1517 E. 33rd Ave. in Spokane.
Theme of this year’s event is “Under Construction.”

According to Paul Mach, the diocese’s Youth Ministry consultant, the day is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes lunch.

Cost is $10 per person.

General sessions will be under the leadership of Bishop Skylstad and the REACH Youth Evangelization team from the Diocese of Yakima.

Those interested should contact their parish youth/junior high minister for details and registration.

Catholic school participates in parade

St. Mary School, Spokane, sponsored its own float for the ValleyFest event in the Spokane Valley last month. The school’s theme for the year, “Care of God’s Creation,” also provided the theme for their float. The float had two parts: Cub Scouts in patriotic attire on the back of a pickup truck, and a float decorated with puzzle pieces depicting the seven days of creation retold in Genesis. The school also hosted an information booth.

‘End of Life’ to be explored at public forum

The Spokane End of Life Coalition, in partnership with KPBX, Spokane’s public radio station, will present an open forum on end-of-life issues on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 6-8 p.m. in the Spokane City Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Issues to be discussed range from medical intervention, to funeral planning, to life after death.

Among those on the panel will be Dr. Jim Shaw, Medical Director of the Providence Center for Faith nd Healing at Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Julianne Dickelman, SHMC’s Chaplain for Education and Outreach.

KPBX and KSFC will also air the forum at various times after the event.

Among the sponsoring entities are Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital.

New HIV/AIDS CareTeams forming

The Spokane MultiFaith AIDS CareTeams is offering training for new, potential team members on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon-7 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, on the corner of 24th and Grand in Spokane.

CareTeam members receive training and then are partnered with someone infected with HIV or AIDS, to provide caring support, assistance, and relationship.

No prior training is necessary.

Cost for training is $10. To register, contact Bill Stanaway, the coordinator, at 448-1954, or Catholic Charities at 358-4250.

The opportunity is available to all faiths.

Morning Star adds Board members

Three new members have been added to the Board of Directors of Morning Star Boys’ Ranch: Dr. Thomas Ryan, John Rand, and William Hyslop. Dr. Ryan practices as a dermatologist; Rand is the General Manager of Fox-TV affiliate KAYU, Spokane; Hyslop is an attorney with the Lukins and Annis law firm.

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