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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: May 2, 2002

the Inland Register

(From the May 2, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Catholic Daughters encourage 'Operation Rice Bowl' effort in Colton, Uniontown

Court St. Joan of Arc #493 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Colton, sponsored soup suppers during the Wednesdays of Lent, following Stations of the Cross.

A different charity received donations from the various weeks' events, including Catholic Relief Services' Operation Rice Bowl, which received a check from the Court and the parish for $50.

Holy Family School marks 80th anniversary this year

Holy Family School, Clarkston, hits the 80 year mark this year. The celebration will take place June 22 and an invitation is issued to anyone who ever attended, worked at, or taught in the school, or worked in the parish - particularly the former pastors.

The day's events will include tours of the school, a short program, and a Mass to conclude the festivities.

For information, call the school: 758-6621.

Carb up for Bloomsday at St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish is hosting a Bloomsday Eve spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 4, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the gym, 4515 N. Alberta.

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad and rolls, juice and coffee, and ice cream for dessert.

The meal is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds will benefit Bishop White Seminary.

Tickets are $6 for ages 12-64, $4.50 for children and seniors. Children age 3 and under eat free.

Lewiston parish hosts liturgical music workshop

St. Stanislaus Parish, 635 Fifth Ave. in Lewiston, Idaho, is sponsoring a liturgical music workshop with Oliver Douberly on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; cost is $20, which includes lunch.

The presentation is co-sponsored by the parish and by Oregon Catholic Press, publisher of Today's Missal and other liturgical aids.

Douberly teaches extensively for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and has published two gospel acclamation settings with OCP.

St. Augustine Parish celebrates Pentecost with organ, brass concert

St. Augustine Parish, 428 W. 19th Ave. in Spokane, will feature a special brass and organ concert on Pentecost afternoon, Sunday, May 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

St. Augustine's music director and organist, James Tevenan, will be joined by the Spokane Brass Works to play a wide-ranging selection of music, including compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as the 20th century.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted. For information, call 624-1630.

Nominees sought for select Diocesan Pastoral Council positions

Each year in six-year cycles, requests arc sent to various parishes of the diocese requesting the names of candidates for the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC).

This year's request was sent, asking for candidates from 12 parishes: St. Joseph, Colbert; St. Gall, Colton; Immaculate Conception, Davenport; St. Joseph, LaCrosse; Pure Heart of Mary, Northport; St. Joseph, Otis Orchard; St. Michael, Reardan; Mary Queen, Sprague; Holy Ghost, Valley; Assumption, Walla Walla; and Assumption and St. John Vianney, Spokane.

The DPC meets with the bishop four times each year to discuss his own ministry as bishop, as well as the pastoral needs of the diocese. The meetings begin with dinner on Friday evenings and last until mid-afternoon the following Saturday. Council membership attempts to reflect the diversity of the diocese itself.

With this open notice, Bishop Skylstad offers the opportunity for registered members of the cited parishes to submit names of individuals for possible selection to the DPC.

Nomination deadline is Thursday, May 30.

Nominations should be sent to: Moderator of the Curia, Diocese of Spokane, P.O. Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210-1453.

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