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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 July 3, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

Science Fair, and pie, too

Clarkston’s Holy Family School held their Science Fair and Pie Social (a great combination!) last spring. The overall winner for grades 4-6 was Molly Mellstrom (left) with her project titled “What Fruits Contain Starch?” The best overall for grades 1-3 was Peter Bakker (right) with his project, “How Can You Make Carbon Dioxide the Fastest?” First, second, and third awards were given for each grade. The Pie Social earned approximately $200. Part will be used for classroom purchases and ribbons. The other funds will be given to the “Pennies for Patients” collection for children with cancer. (IR photo from Holy Family School, Clarkston)

Honored faculty

Jesuit Father Tim Clancy (left), pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Suncrest, and assistant philosophy professor and director of Gonzaga University’s Honors Program, has been selected for the 2003 President’s Award for Faculty Excellence at GU. Speech communication Professor Bud Hazel received the Great Teachers Program Award for Outstanding Teaching, and Jesuit Father Michael Cook, professor of religious studies, was selected for the Scholar of the Year Award. Father Clancy was honored for his extensive scholarly output, his ability to push students beyond their own expectations, and his contributions to the university and its governance. Professor Hazel was singled out for his unusual efforts to ensure a quality classroom experience for students, for his high scholarly standards and his important influence on many students. Father Cook was selected for his reputation as a rigorous and demanding teacher, for incorporating his cutting-edge scholarly work into his classes, and for challenging his students in such a productive way. (IR photo from Gonzaga University)

Gonzaga Prep hosts reunion July 25-27

Gonzaga Prep, Spokane, will be hosting its annual reunion weekend beginning Friday, July 25. The events include:

Friday, July 25: Grad Night, 6-10 p.m., Barbieri Student Center on the Gonzaga Prep Campus. Food and beverage will be provided; $20/person.

Saturday, July 26: Golf, 10 a.m. (place to be determined). Individual class special evening in Spokane.

Sunday, July 27: Alumni Family Mass celebrated with Jesuit Father Robert Goebel, alumni chaplain, 10 a.m., student chapel, on the Gonzaga Prep Campus, followed by coffee and donuts.

For more information, e-mail alumni director Jennifer Doolittle — jdoolittle@gprep.com – or call 489-6302.

CCHD grant recipients

A recognition luncheon was held recently for recipients of local and national grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the U.S. bishops’ organization dedicated to eradicating the root causes of poverty in the United States. Pictured with Bishop Skylstad are Mike Ferris and Becky Harwood from the Okanogan Communities Development Council (OCDC) in Twisp, Wash. OCDC has received both local and national funding - the national monies to support development of small-diameter timber production and the local to support a summer camp for kids with a garden and farmers’ market component. (IR photo from Catholic Charities)

Bach cello suites to receive Cathedral performances this month

J.S. Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello will be performed at 2 p.m. on consecutive Sundays, July 20 and 27, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. in Spokane.

Performing the suites will be cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah, since 1994 associate professor at Gonzaga University. He is a member of the Spokane Sympony Orchestra as well.

The concerts are open to the public; a free will offering will be collected. (IR photo from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes)

Award winning project

The Catholic Charities publication, “Postcards from St. Margaret’s” won the annual Dussault Award at the annual gala of the Spokane Public Relations Council. The award is named for the late Jesuit Father Art Dussault, one of the organization’s co-founders. “Postcards” are mailed monthly to the friends of St. Margaret Shelter, the Catholic Charities facility for homeless women and their children. The postcards feature artwork by local women and children, contain photos and personal stories of residents and list items of current need. During 2002, “Postcards” generated $34,766 in donations. Pictured, from left: Loreen McFaul, Catholic Charites’ development director; Donna Hanson, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities and Bishops’ Secretary for Social Ministries: Nadine Van Stone, Direct or of St. Margaret Shelter; graphic artist Jody Nelson; and Mary Ann Heskett, Catholic Charities Development Consultant. (IR photo from Catholic Charities)


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