Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington



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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


Regional Report

the Inland Register

(From the July 31, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

WASHINGTON
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

IDAHO
Diocese of Boise

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.
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 Valley.
—The Idaho Catholic Register, Boise

OREGON
Archdiocese of Portland

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.
  • 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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