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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

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(From the Dec. 19, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Winning float

Photo: The Walla Walla Catholic Community Middle School Youth took first place this year for a religious entry in the annual Christmas Parade of Lights in downtown Walla Walla earlier this month. The students’ float, a giant advent wreath, gently reminded the community of the spiritual side of the season. (IR photo from Sue Logsdon)

Talented youngsters

Photo: Pianists Hailey Heitstuman (left) and Johnny Edmundson were first-place winners in a Christmas talent show sponsored by the Lewiston, Idaho Knights of Columbus. Hailey won for grades 6-8, and Johnny, for grades 4-5. Both students attend Holy Family School, Clarkston. (IR photo from Holy Family School, Clarkston)

A new ‘age of elegance’?

Photo: Katharine Spilker (left) and Jonathan Fry, third graders at St. Aloysius School, model costumes from Spokane’s “Age of Elegance.” The clothing was part of a traveling trunk show from the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, an interactive display which let students learn first-hand about a colorful period in the city’s history. (IR photo from St. Aloysius School)

St. Patrick School, Spokane, to present Christmas play

Spokane’s St. Patrick School will present its annual Christmas play on Wednesday, Nov. 18, beginning at 10 a.m.

The play, titled Hotel Bethlehem, will be performed in the parish church, 5021 N. Nelson.

All are invited.

Italian Mass to mark Epiphany next month

In many parts of Italy, the feast of the Epiphany rivals Christmas and Easter in cultural importance. Now, celebrating the revelation of the Lord to the nations will be easier. St. Patrick Parish, 5021 N. Nelson in Spokane, will host an Italian Mass and potluck dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003.

According to the pastor, Father Dan Barnett, many of the original parishioners include Italian heritage in their background. “We wanted to do something so they could celebrate their cultural heritage,” he said; “what better way than with Mass, the ultimate source of our unity?”

The Italian-American club will be assisting with the arrangements.

The potluck dinner will be held in the basement of the school, in the Holy Names Hall. All are invited to attend.

For more information, call the parish: 487-1325.

Honoring veterans

Photo: The third, fourth and fifth grade classes at St. Aloysius School, Spokane, performed during a Veterans Day assembly last month. The three grades are pictured singing “All American Kid,” under the leadership of music director Bonnie McCollum. The entire student body - kindergarten through eighth grade - participated. Boy and Girl Scouts led the Pledge of Allegiance. Other aspects of the program included prayers for veterans, special tributes, and patriotic songs. (IR photo from St. Aloysius School)

Clarkston Christmas parade royalty

Photo: Sixth grader Marissa Knopes (left) and first grader Averi McFarland (right) were chosen recently as queen and princess of the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce’s annual lighted Christmas parade. The two were chosen for their honors based on their showing in an art contest. Holy Family School and St. Stanislaus Tri-Parish School, Lewiston, combined their efforts for a joint float in the Dec. 7 parade. Pictured with the two winners is Chamber of Commerce representative Kathy Renggli. (IR photo from Holy Family School)

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