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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Brewster, Spokane youth collaborate for weekend of fun and ministry

the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 25, 2001 edition of the Inland Register)

Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, 10 members of the youth ministry program at Sacred Heart Parish, Brewster, traveled to Assumption Parish in Spokane as part of a continuing collaborative ministry the two parishes share. Deacons Kelly Stewart and Wynn Webster, along with some 20 members of the Assumption Youth Ministry program, met the Brewster youths upon their arrival.

After introductions and a shared prayer, pizza was ordered and devoured by those present. The group of 25 then traveled to Colonial Bowl for a couple of hours of “Moonlight Bowling.” Following the bowling, all returned to Assumption to watch movies, eat more pizza, and topped it all off with ice cream sundaes until lights out at about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Deacon Webster assisted at the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass (while the rest of the group slept). Breakfast was prepared by Clark Kraemer and Deacon Stewart for the entire group, who then attended the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

Following Mass, the youths assisted with the parish Octoberfest celebration. They helped with face-painting, the fish pond, dart throw, and bean bag toss.

The Octoberfest celebration also included an lunch of German sausage and potato salad, many desserts, a country-western band, and served as a welcome to the parish’s new pastor (and old friend of Deacon Webster’s), Father Mike Savelesky.

The weekend concluded with a discussion of next summer’s planned mission to Mexico, being organized by Clark Kraemer. After a prayer and good-byes, the youth returned to Brewster, tired but re-energized.

Brewster youth ministry members participating in the weekend event included Rachael Bisque, Hector Barrios, Eduardo Garcia, Katie Perkins, Laura Bohorquez, Rodrigo Angel, Demarie Perkins, Zachary Perkins, Diego Mendez and Antonio Arevalo. Assisting with transporting and chaperoning the youth were Sylvestre Rodriguez and Marianne Scanlon.

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