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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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Around the Diocese

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(From the Oct. 3, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Holy Names Sisters host Autumn Fair

The Sisters of the Holy Names will be hosting their annual Autumn Fair at the convent, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr., on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 8 and 9.

Tuesday’s schedule is from 6-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, from 9:30-11 a.m.

The fair will feature refreshments, hand-made cards, crafts, candies, jewelry, religious articles, baked goods, and much more.

'Caring for Kids' luncheon

Photo: This year’s Caring for Kids luncheon, benefiting Morning Star Boys’ Ranch and St. Anne Children and Family Center, was a rousing success. The Sept. 19 event was hosted by KHQ-TV news anchors Dan Kleckner (second from left) and Stephanie Vigil (right). At left are Father Joe Weitensteiner, director of the Ranch, and (third from left) James Young, a Morning Star alumnus. (IR photo from Morning Star Boys’ Ranch)

Prep artist’s work displayed in Florida

From a field of 19,000 art portfolios, the work of Michael Kohler, a graduate of Gonzaga Prep, was among 30 chosen for display last month at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami.

The exhibit featured work from Advanced Placement Program Studio Art students from around the United States.

Kohler is now a freshman at Carroll College, Helena, Mont. His Prep art teacher was Frankie White.

Sister participates in Johannesburg conference

Sister Jane Comerford of the Sisters of St. Joseph was among those attending the recent United Nation World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sister Jane was a delegate through Global Education Associates at the People’s Forum, a parallel event by non-governmental organizations.

Topics included issues of poverty, water rights, toxic waste, air pollution, and non-destructive development.

Sister Jane presently ministers as the spirituality coordinator at St. Joseph Family Center, Spokane.

Dinner, auction to benefit Spokane Right to Life

Right to Life of Spokane will host its 13th annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Shiloh Inn, 923 E. Third Ave. in Spokane.

Tickets for the event are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.

Silent auction begins at 5 p.m. when the doors open. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m.; the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. This year’s auction items include lake cruises, hotel stays, a basketball autographed by John Stockton, and a fur coat.

For information or tickets, call 747-6678.

Women’s Justice Circles begin meeting Oct. 7

Women’s Justice Circles, a gathering of women to build relationships, learn about justice issues of low-income individuals, and to work for social change, will begin meeting for eight sessions at two locations in Spokane.

The first meeting will be Oct. 7 at St. Margaret Shelter, 101 E. Hartson in Spokane. That group will meet Mondays from 6-8 p.m. For information, call 624-9788.

The second group begins Oct. 9. The Wednesday group will meet at St. Ann Parish, 2120 E. First Ave., from 7-9 p.m. For information, call 535-3031.

The meetings are sponsored by the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center of Seattle.

Executive Committee for Catholic Foundation

Photo: The Catholic Foundation has chosen its Executive Committee for 2002-2003. From left are Dave Barber (Vice-chairman), Rich Algeo (Chairman of the Board), Barbara Savage (Member-at-Large), Bob Hailey (Secretary-treasurer), and Steve Kocharhook (Executive Director). Not pictured is Immediate Past Chairman Rich Umbdenstock. (IR photo by Bonita Lawhead)

Music series begins Oct. 27 at St. Augustine

A series of music events will begin Sunday, Oct. 27, at St. Augustine Church, 428 W. 19th Ave. in Spokane

The first concert, at 4:30 p.m., will feature a performance by harpist Leslie Stratton Norris.

Friday, Nov. 8, will be a performance at 7:30 p.m. by Spokane Symphony trumpeter Larry Jess, accompanied by St. Augustine organist James Tevenan, in a concert of works by African American composers.

The choir of St. Augustine will be joined by that of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes to mark the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1, at 4:30 p.m. That celebration will be followed by vespers.

Music professor and organist James David Christie of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will perform Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m.

The season will conclude with two April performances.

The first will be Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. – a performance by Trouvéres, the women’s chorus of Whitworth College. The Gonzaga University Chorale will perform Tuesday evening, April 22, presenting “Vespers” by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

For more information, call 624-1630.

Prize-winning poet honored

Photo: Becky Holstine (left), now a ninth grader at Gonzaga Prep, recieves a check for $100 for her entry in last year’s poetry contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Becky’s entry took first place nationally in Division II – work from seventh, eight, and ninth graders. Also pictured: Court 196 regent Pat Connell; Dr. Randall Wallace, principal of St. Patrick School, Spokane, where Becky was a student last year; and Patty Baertlein, chairman of the educational contest for Court 196. This year’s contest theme will be “Angels in My Life.” (IR photo from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas)

Open House draws hundreds to Morning Star

Morning Star Boys’ Ranch celebrated its 45th birthday last month with an open house attended by hundreds of visitors, alumni and guests.

Tours, exhibits, live music and refreshments greeted participants, who had the chance to see first-hand the kinds of work and ministry accomplished at the Ranch.

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