Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
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 May 1, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)
House was recently held at St. Paschal school for incoming Kindergarten students. Pictured are
some of the visiting students and their parents. Registration is currently taking place for all
grade levels at St. Paschal School. (IR photo from St. Paschal School)
Committees established in VOTF chapter
The Spokane chapter of Voice of the Faithful has continued its organizational efforts as it works to support local victims of clergy sexual abuse.
Three committees were formed during April meetings: Education; Legislative; and Transparency/Accountability.
The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at O’Malley Hall at St. Aloysius Parish, 330 E. Boone Ave. in Spokane. For information, call 684-6997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesus Caritas to meet in June in Oregon
The Region XII Assembly of Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests will be held this year from June 9-12, Monday-Thursday, at Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Ore.
The gathering hopes to “strengthen communications with brother priests in the Northwest,” according to Msgr. Desmond Dillon, Associate Region XII Responsible. “We are also trying to affirm each other to recognize the sacred calling of our priesthood and endeavor to walk more closely the call of Christ.”
The assembly is open to all priests. Attendance is limited, however; make reservations by calling Mount Angel: (503) 845-3025.
Catholic Daughters to mark centennial this year
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will reach the 100th anniversary of their organization this year.
As part of the celebration, CDA state courts of Washington and Idaho will come together for a July 19 Mass, to be celebrated by Bishop Skylstad at Holy Family Church, Clarkston. The Mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. that Saturday. A luncheon and reception will follow at Clarkston’s Quality Inn.
Advance registration is required; cost is $12.50 per person for the lunch. Call 243-4696 (Asotin) or e-mail pljensen@ cableone.net. In Idaho, call (208) 722-2559 (Hayden), or e-mail email@example.com
The St. Paschal
Parish Junior High Youth Group recently made Easter Cards and cookies for homebound
parishioners and also for 35 Meals on Wheels recipients. During spring break sixth graders Katy
Matthews and Becca Goldman, along with Meals on Wheels driver Kathy Foreman, delivered cookies
and a card to Helen Savland. The youth group has previously delivered Valentines and plans to
deliver May baskets as well. (IR photo from St. Paschal School)
Vincentians thank volunteers
The Spokane area St. Vincent de Paul Society held a banquet recently, an opportunity to
thank volunteers who assist the Society’s works. In 2002, the Society reports it aided over
60,000 clients with 2.5 million pounds of food, valued at over $1.5 million. Some 1,700
households were aided with clothing, linens and housewares. That assistance is valued at about
women from Sacred Heart Parish, Pullman, recently earned Scouting medals for their “I Live My
Faith” projects. The three — Hyun Min Park, Valerie Rice, and Cathy Paul – each made a baby
blanket which they delivered to Care Net of the Palouse, a Pullman pregnancy support center.
The “I Live My Faith” program is affiliated with the Girl Scouts, Camp Fire and the Diocesan
Youth Ministry Office. It enables young people to become more aware of the place of God and
religion in daily life. (IR photo from Sacred Heart Parish, Pullman)
May Idaho workshops feature liturgy expert
Father Michael Joncas, a noted liturgist and composer, will give two workshops this
month at parishes in the Boise Diocese.
On Sunday, May 18, he will speak at St. James Parish, Lewiston, beginning at 7 p.m. The
following day, Monday, May 19, he will speak at St. Pius X Parish, Coeur d’Alene, also
beginning at 7 p.m.
Father Joncas’s presentation is titled “Celebrating Eucharist in the 21st Century: The
New General Instruction on the Roman Missal, the New Norms for the Distribution and Reception
of Holy Communion.”
The workshop is designed to help participants deepen their understanding of the
documents which direct liturgy, as well as make a smooth transition from the old to the new.
All priests, deacons and parish staff are particularly encouraged to attend.
For information about the Lewiston presentation, call (208) 743-8231; for Coeur
d’Alene, call (208) 765-5108.
Congratulating the graduates
Each year the
members of Knights of Columbus Council 3455, Msgr. Hugo Pautler Council, at Holy Family Parish,
Clarkston, escort the graduating Catholic seniors to a Sunday Mass and then to a brunch
afterward. On Sunday, April 6, each of this year’s 18 seniors was escorted by a Knight and
received a flower donated by Fuch’s Flowers and Garden Center. The brunch was catered by Jim
and Cindy Tuschoff. Guest speaker this year was Jane Windsor of the Asotin County Prosecutor’s
Office. (IR photo from Wes Clizer)
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