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
the Inland Register
(From the July 31, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)
Archdiocese of Seattle
TACOMA — The archbishop may have worn pink socks but that doesn’t compare to the
hot dog costume worn by Principal Patrick Feist of St. Charles School. He donned the costume as
a prize for the third graders at his school who raised the most money for the American Cancer
Society in a school competition. The third graders picked up squeeze bottles of catsup, mustard
and barbecue sauce which they squirted with relish onto their hot dog of a principal. All
together, teams from St. Charles Borromeo School raised $15,000, and the third graders won the
school-wide fund-raiser by raising $250.
BURLINGTON — All summer long, teams of young people from parishes in the
archdiocese will spend a week at the Youth Migrant Project, giving of themselves to help the
less fortunate. They bring donated food, clothing and household essentials to St. Charles
Church. They work to store and organize the items and then deliver them to migrant farm worker
camps. They also volunteer at migrant day care centers. Each week-long mission is highlighted
by a special week-night Mass and an end-of-mission gathering that features making tortillas and
sharing thoughts on the volunteer work and the people who have been helped. Since so many
youths have wanted to participate, a special weekend mission was added. The Migrant Program
began at St. Charles in the 1970s.
—The Catholic Northwest Progress, Seattle
BOISE — A bus that the St. Vincent de Paul Society hoped to use as a “cafeteria on
wheels” was destroyed by fire recently. The bus would have been used to take meals to the
homeless. It was purchased with money from a St. Vincent fund-raiser and was not yet insured.
Also destroyed in the fire was a fence along a canal and much shrubbery. Anyone who would like
to make a donation to help the agency with expenses related to the fire can send it to “Fire
Fund,” in care of St. Vincent de Paul, 6464 West State St., Boise, Idaho 83703.
Diocese of Boise
LEWISTON — Court Cataldo of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas held several
fund-raisers and were able to present $900 to the Snake River Community Clinic. The clinic is a
volunteer organization of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants who
provide basic health care to the uninsured and medically needy in the Lewis-Clark
—The Idaho Catholic Register, Boise
EUGENE — St. Paul Catholic School has established a Marian prayer garden on the
grounds of the school. It includes a statue of Mary and eventually will have a natural rosary
shape made of living plants and trees.
Archdiocese of Portland
Students and faculty of the school served a complimentary thank-you breakfast recently
to parishioners. More than 240 people attended.
PORTLAND — Our Lady of Sorrows Parish hosted a day camp July 7-11 for children
interested in science and invention. Sessions included problem-solving on the Planet Zak,
inventions with marbles, and a section called “Amazing Games.”
The historic church was recently refurbished. Auxiliary Bishop Kenneth Steiner
rededicated it June 29. Much of the work was done by volunteers.
— The Catholic Sentinel, Portland
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