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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 Feb. 27, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

GU campus hosts vocation festival Feb. 28

A vocation festival sponsored by University Ministry at Gonzaga University and Bishop White Seminary will be held all day on Friday, Feb. 28, in the Crosby Student Center on the Gonzaga campus.

The day begins at 9 a.m. and concludes with a Mass in the newly renovated student chapel at 4 p.m. Everyone in the diocese and surrounding area is welcome to meet representatives of men and women Religious orders, diocesan priests and deacons, and lay service organizations from around the Northwest and other parts of the country. There will be Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Carmelites, Holy Names Sisters and many other groups available for one-on-one conversations and presentations on their way of life.

Every hour on the hour there will be large group presentations in the form of skits, music, readings, videos or computer presentations that highlight vocations in the Catholic Church today.

Call University Ministry at 323-4242 for more information.

Who stole the cookies?

Photo: Deacon Jack Crandall of St. Paschal Parish, Spokane, paid a visit to Spokane’s Assumption School for some reading out loud during Catholic Schools’ Week. Deacon Crandall was one of several individuals who came to read out loud to the students - among them, Spokesman-Review reporter Jim Kershner and Assumption’s pastor, Father Mike Savelesky. Deacon Crandall’s text was Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? (IR photo from Assumption School, Spokane)

‘Music at Lourdes’ series continues with organ recital

Keith Thomas, principal organist for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, will present an organ recital on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. in Spokane.

The program will include music by Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Durufe, and Stoelzel.

Accompanying Thomas will be trumpeter Chris Cook for “Concerto for Trumpet and Organ in E Minor” by Stoelzel.

Besides his work as an organist, Thomas is principal oboist for the Spokane Symphony.

The concert is open to the public; a free-will donation will be taken. For more information, call 358-4290.

Assumption Parish sponsors workshop: ‘Ageless in the Lord’

Assumption Parish, Spokane, will be the site of a workshop titled “Ageless in the Lord” on Tuesday and Thursday, March 11 and 13.

The morning workshop, which runs from 8 a.m.-noon, is offered by Wisdomworks, a ministry of the Holy Names Sisters.

“Ageless” is designed for individuals over age 50, focusing on keys to remaining spiritually vital.

For information or registration, call Assumption Parish at 326-0144, or Wisdomworks at (208) 667-7562. Registration is requested by March 10.

Vocations Mass

Photo: Father Darrin Connall, rector of Bishop White Seminary and Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Spokane, visited St. Thomas More School recently to celebrate a Mass for Vocations. After Mass, Father Connall and seminarians Luke Tomson and Josh Haxton met with upper-grade boys to talk about the discernment process and life in the seminary. Upper grade girls spoke with Holy Names Sister Ann Bosserman about Religious vocations and the contributions of Sisters to the Church in the Pacific Northwest. (IR photo from Sandi Nokes, St. Thomas More School)

St. Vincent de Paul Store suffers robbery

St. St. Vincent de Paul Store at 2901 E. Trent, Spokane, suffered a robbery last month.

Cash bags and monies from all store sales for the day were taken sometime after 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.

DeSales senior is National Merit Finalist

Jesse Fledderjohann, a senior at DeSales in Walla Walla, has been named a National Merit Finalist.

Jesse is the son of Dirk and Julie Fledderjohann.

He plans to attend the University of Portland next year, majoring in engineering.

Diaper duty

Photo: The “100 Ways in 100 Days” celebration finds Catholic school students collecting items used to benefit various charitable organizations and agencies. The items, in multiples of 100, are amassed for the 100th day of school each year. All Saints School gathered up hundreds of packages of diapers to be donated to needy families. Helping load the goods into the bus for distribution are, from left, Chris McNaughton, Samie Eugenio, Brandon Davis, Claire Magnani, and Tara Tormey. All are first graders. (IR photo from All Saints School)

Voice of the Faithful chapter forms in Spokane

A Spokane chapter of the national organization Voice of the Faithful has formed in Spokane.

The group formalized its affiliation at a meeting Feb. 10.

Much of the group’s focus is directed toward the sexual abuse scandal. A web site gives additional information about the group’s goals and objectives. The address:

The next meeting, open to the public, will be held in O’Malley Hall in the basement of St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. in Spokane, on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 7 p.m.

St. Patrick alumni host dinner/auction

The alumni of St. Patrick School, Spokane, will host their 13th annual dinner/auction on Saturday, March 8, at Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid, Spokane.

This year’s theme is “All Aboard the Emerald Streak,” celebrating the Hillyard area’s railroad heritage.

Tickets are $20 per person. For reservations, call 487-2830.

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