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(From the Dec. 6, 2001 edition of the Inland Register

Seminarian to be ordained to diaconate
José Jaime Maldonado, a theology student at Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Ore., will be ordained a deacon on Friday, Dec. 28, by Bishop Skylstad at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. in Spokane. The ordination Mass will begin at 7 p.m. A reception will follow.
Maldonado is completing his fourth and final year of priestly formation at Mount Angel. He is a native of Monterey, Mexico, where he earned a degree in philosophy before coming to the Spokane Diocese. He is scheduled to be ordained a priest of this diocese next spring.

New Secular Franciscans
Three individuals made profession as members of the Secular Franciscan (Third) Order Nov. 3: Patricia Naughton, Patrick Kirlin, and Patricia McGraw. The Secular Franciscans meet regularly for study, prayer, and mutual support, striving to pattern their lives after that of St. Francis of Assisi.

GU presents annual candlelight concerts
Gonzaga University presents its 115th annual candlelight concerts on Dec. 7 and 8 this year at St. Aloysius Church, adjacent to the GU campus. Both performances will begin at 8 p.m.

The Gonzaga University Choir will perform Handel’s Messiah under the direction of Edward Schaefer. Three of the four soloists are GU choir alumni; one is a member of the GU music department faculty.
Tickets are $12 general admission ($15 at the door); $8, seniors and students ($11 at the door). Advance tickets are available from G&B Select-a-Seat by calling 325-SEAT.

Sisters honored
The Sisters of the Holy Names ended an era when the last three remaining Sisters moved from the convent at St. Patrick Parish, Spokane. Sisters Reginalda Mary Spangler, Dolores Ann McDonald, and Bernadine Casey moved to new residences in October. The parish celebrated Mass with the Sisters and Bishop Skylstad. The newly renovated hall at the parish has been named Holy Names Hall in honor of the Religious women who contributed so much to the life of the parish over the years.

Thankful students
First and second grade students at St. Patrick School, Spokane, shared resources and time for a Thanksgiving feast of stone soup last month. Not only that, they got to dress up in seasonal attire as well. Their teachers are Becky Clift and Linda Eber.

Book describes ‘what faith is not’
Spokane writer Mitch Finley’s latest book is titled What Faith is Not.
The trade paperback from Sheed and Ward ($12.95) is described as a volume which “helps us get beyond the common misconceptions of faith as a way around suffering, a source of secret knowledge, a security blanket, or a crutch.”
Finley has written more than 30 books and is the recipient of numerous writing awards from the Catholic Press Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
With a little bit of luck
Sue Towne, third grade teacher at Holy Family School in Clarkston, was the lucky recipient of a new TV/VCR combination, which she won while attending the Costco Education Night Open House recently.

Walla Walla schools launch capital campaign
The Catholic schools of Walla Walla recently launched a capital fund-raising campaign with a goal of $750,000, announced Father Pat Kerst, pastor-president of the schools and pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Walla Walla.
The five-year appeal is titled “Continuing the Vision.” The schools have a history stretching back some 137 years.
General chairperson for the campaign is Howard Crosby.
Major solicitations which continue through mid-December of this year.
For information, call 525-3030.


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