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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Regional Report

the Inland Register

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

Diocese of Boise
COEUR D’ALENE — Second graders at Holy Family Catholic School write their book reports on brown paper grocery sacks. It’s not to save money, it’s part of a plan at the school to promote reading in their community. Then the sacks are distributed at a local grocery store to families with children. The second graders are assisted by their fifth grade reading buddies who help them read their book and write their report.
OROFINO — Parishioners of St. Therese of the Little Flower Church have made a gallery of photos of former pastors. However, they do not have photos of five pastors who served in the earlier part of the century. Their names: Fathers Richard Bauman, Patrick Dooley, Bart Carey, Conrad Mulvahill and Msgr. Francis Bonora. Anyone who might have a photo of the priests is invited to call 208-476-3250.
BOISE — The Legion of Mary mailed out 1,700 rosaries to 12 school and religious education programs as part of their efforts to help children learn to pray the rosary. The Legion held a Fatima procession in Meridian Oct. 13 with about 100 people attending to pray the rosary for world peace.
— The Idaho Register, Boise

Archdiocese of Portland

UNION — Children in Sacred Heart Parish carved jack-o-lanterns in October for a worthy purpose as well as for fun. After they were carved, they took the lanterns to people who were homebound or ill.
- The Catholic Sentinel, Portland

Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

BILLINGS — Everybody who is associated with St. Labre Mission gathered recently for a visioning process called “Mission Quest 2001.” About 300 people attended the event and they went through a discernment process that helped them set priorities and get better focused on their mission. St. Labre Mission serves the Northern Cheyenne and Crow tribes and includes three schools.
— The Harvest, Great Falls

Archdiocese of Seattle

BOTHELL — A memorial garden to children was dedicated Nov. 2, All Souls Day, at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish. Focal points are a bubbling granite fountain and a statue of St. Elizabeth. The memorial, which was several years in the making, was inspired by seven-year-old Evan Cooke, who died of leukemia three years ago. Footprints in the cement around the fountain were made by his two sisters and other parish children.
BATTLEGROUND — As a way of helping with the Sept. 11 tragedy, teenagers Lucille and Omar Canaday of Sacred Heart Parish put a poem written by Lucille to music, recorded it onto a compact disc, and got radio airplay for the song called “All I Need.” Additional radio and television publicity raised public interest in buying the CD and Lucille sang the song on a local telethon for the tragedy’s victims. Sales of the CD have raised more than $2,000 for the Red Cross. Lucille, 16, had originally written the poem for a friend whose brother was in a coma from a car accident.
DES MOINES — Marlys Hunt and her mother, Ginny, found a special way to say “thank you for protecting us” to the troops of the 1st Battalion 303rd Armor Regiment at Kent. Every week since Sept. 11, the two have baked cookies to take to the military personnel. Marlys had her gratitude returned when the soldiers awarded her a certificate of appreciation for her thoughtfulness. She is a sixth grader at St. Philomena School.
VANCOUVER — How about serving camel for your next holiday dinner? A recipe for cooking camel was included in the first anniversary cookbook put out by Holy Redeemer Parish. It was done as a joke but it brought many comments since several readers thought the recipe was for real.
—The Catholic Northwest Progress, Seattle
Diocese of Yakima
YAKIMA — Two Yakima students were national winners in the Annual Catholic Daughters of America education contest. Elizabeth Walsh won the $100 first prize for her poster and Kathleen Oshie, won a third prize of $25 for her entry in the art division.
— Central Washington Catholic, Yakima

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