Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
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 May 22, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)
Sister Patricia Proctor (center) of Spokane took a trip outside the monastery walls recently
for a book signing at Kaufer’s in Spokane. Sister Patricia’s book, 101 Inspirational Stories
of the Rosary, was published recently and is available at Kaufer’s, as well as
online (“Spokane’s Poor Clares monastery publishes
collection of rosary stories, IR 4/10/03). (IR photo by Thom Meisfjord)
Prep sophomore wins congressional art contest
James Miller, a sophomore at Gonzaga
Preparatory School, won first place in the 2003 5th District Congressional Art Contest,
sponsored by Rep. George Nethercutt’s office. Art teachers in the 5th congressional district
served as contest judges.
Miller will be an honoree at a May 17 reception with Rep. Nethercutt at WSU Spokane.
Miller will receive a certificate for his honor as well as two Southwest Airline tickets to
travel to Washington, D.C., in late June for the unveiling of the winning artwork piece.
The art – a fine detail drawing of a motorcycle – will hang in a national exhibition in
the Cannon Tunnels, a pedestrian walkway leading to the Capitol in Washington, for 11 months,
beginning next month. (IR photo from Gonzaga Prep)
Herrin and cousin, Joey, take a moment for some old-time photography poses, part of the fun at
St. Mary School’s carnival last month. Taking and printing pictures was Cyndi Smith. (IR photo
from St. Mary School)
Catholic Daughters award 50-year pin
Rose Hennessey received her 50-year membership pin as a member of the Catholic
Daughters of the Americas during a ceremony last month at St. Joseph Care Center, Spokane,
where she is a resident.
The former ballet and tap dancer is 94.
Besides her work with the CDA, she is a 40-year member of Sacred Heart’s Service League.
Rusty Nelson (center) were honored for their long-time commitment to peacemaking in the Spokane
area. As members of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, the Nelsons have been
community leaders in peace activity in the Inland Northwest for many years. Making the
presentation was Inland Northwest Pax Christi, the local chapter of the international Catholic
peace movement, represented by Al Mangan (right) and Dede Allen (left). (IR photo from Scott
Educare to open at St. Thomas More this fall
St. Thomas More School, Spokane, will be opening a preschool Educare program for the 2003-2004 school year.
The school is presently completing curriculum planning for the program – designed to enable ease students’ transition to the kindergarten program, which opened in 1997.
For age 3, preschool will be two days per week; for pre-kindergartners, age 4 and 5, it will be three days per week.
An open house for children and parents has been planned for Tuesday, Aug. 12 or 19, from 7-8 p.m. in St. Thomas More School’s Wenning Hall.
For information, call 466-3811, ext. 312, or
Higgins and Anna Baldasty, juniors at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, were honored in March as Youth
Volunteers of the Year at Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. The two volunteer two-three times per
week, for two-three hours at a time, working with the children in various nurturing activities.
(IR photo from Gonzaga Prep)
Voice of the Faithful to meet at St. Aloysius May 26
Jesuit Father Tim Clancy, pastor of the newly-erected Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Suncrest, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of Voice of the Faithful, set for 7 p.m. in O’Malley Hall at St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. in Spokane.
Father Clancy is scheduled to talk on the pros and cons of democratic governance in the Church.
Voice of the Faithful Spokane has also posted its own
Information is available at 684-6997 (Colville).
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