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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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(From the Feb. 28, 2002 edition of the Inland Register

Students celebrate ‘Doing Good’ in ‘100 Ways’
Eleven Catholic grade schools in the Diocese of Spokane participated in the annual “100 Ways in 100 Days” project.
For 100 days, students collected necessities in lots of 100. The items collected were given to various Catholic Charities agencies for distribution to needy clients.
The celebration of the annual effort was at St. Mary Parish in Spokane. Bishop Skylstad celebrated Mass that morning for the assembled students, faculty and staff.
Among the items collected were some 500 diapers for single parents at St. Margaret Shelter and St. Anne Children and Family Center; 500 cans of tuna for senior citizens helped through the Volunteer Chore Program; 100 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste for refugees being assisted through the Refugee Resettlement Program; and 100 teething rings and rattles for babies of mothers in the Childbirth and Parenting Alone (CAPA) Program.
Participating Catholic schools were All Saints, Assumption, St. Aloysius, St. John Vianney, St. Mary, St. Paschal, St. Patrick, St. Thomas More, and Trinity in Spokane; St. Boniface/Guardian Angel in Colton-Uniontown; and Holy Family, Clarkston.

‘Teens Encounter Christ’ retreat experience returns to Spokane
Feb. 8-10, the Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreat program returned to the Spokane Diocese after an absence of several years.
The retreats, part of a national program, are designed for juniors and seniors in high school. The first TEC retreat in Spokane took place at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center with 13 young people participating.
The next TEC retreat, tentatively scheduled for summer 2002, is already in the planning stages. For information about the next TEC weekend, either as a participant or adult leader, contact the Parish Services Office: 358-7311.

Author Robert Wicks to present April workshop
Providence Center for Faith and Healing is sponsoring a day-long workshop with Dr. Robert Wicks on Friday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Providence Auditorium.
The event is titled “Renew and Refocus: Fully Living and Celebrating Life’s Transitions.”
Dr. Wicks is the author of several books, including After 50: Spiritually Embracing Your Wisdom Years; Living a Gentle, Passionate Life; and Simple Changes. His areas of expertise include issues of secondary stress and integrating psychology and spirituality.
Cost, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $35 per person, or $30 for two or more people mailing in registrations in the same envelope.
For more information, call 474-3008.

Catholic Youth Celebration is ‘Color of Faith’
This year’s Catholic Youth Celebration (CYC) theme is “Color of Faith,” based on I Corinthians 12:4-6, 11. Keynote speaker is singer Sal Solo.
The annual youth event is set for the weekend of March 15-17 at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.
The celebration is in large part the result of a year’s work by the Diocesan Youth Council (DYC). The group devotes five weekends throughout the year to consider, plan, and strategize for the annual celebration. Working with them is Paul Mach, the diocese’s Youth Ministry Consultant in the Parish Services Office.
This year’s DYC members are Lindsey Ashe, John Beacham, Carlena Blake, Brett Colley, Ryan Crooks, David Gaines, Anthony Guillen, Christopher Krigbaum, Elizabeth Larsen, Shaw Leach, Andrew McCandless, Andrew Paul, Katie Porter, Tessa Riherd, Laura Sharp, Noah St. Hilaire, and Peter Wallander.
For CYC information and registration materials, contact parish youth ministers.

‘Spirit of St. Patrick’ event aids Children’s Food Fund
The fifth annual “Spirit of St. Patrick” party will be held Saturday, March 9, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. social hour. The event will be held this year at the Spokane Club, with proceeds benefitting the Children’s Food Fund at St. Margaret Shelter, for homeless women and their children.
The menu, prepared by Chef Ray Delfino, includes Irish lamb stew with dumplings as well as corned beef brisket. Music will be provided by the Angus Scot Pipe Band.
Reservations and information are available by calling 358-4254. Tickets are $40 a person, which covers the dinner and one free drink.

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