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


Around the Diocese

the Inland Register

(From the Nov. 13, 2003 edition of the Inland Register)

Cathedral’s Advent Festival opens Nov. 21

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes hosts its annual Advent Festival this year beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.

Proceeds from the festival benefit outreach programs to the downtown neighborhood.

Besides crafts, bazaar and baked goods, the festival includes a Friday evening auction, family-oriented activities on Saturday, and the famous French toast breakfast on Sunday morning.

For information, call the Cathedral office: 358-4290.

Scholarship winners

Scholarship winnersStudents at St. Patrick School, Spokane, were awarded scholarships recently from the Alumni Association and the Dan McDermott Scholarship Fund. At left are McDermott Scholarship winners Sarah Kries and Anthony Via; at right, Drisana Spratt and Clayton Malmoe, Alumni Scholarship winners. With them is the school’s principal, Dr. Randall Wallace. (IR photo from St. Patrick School)

SHMC honors two with Sister Peter Claver awards

Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane bestowed its Sister Peter Claver award on two individuals who personify “humility and integrity” and who “are dedicated to the service of humanity.”

Dr. Arch Logan retired more than 15 years ago, but continues to serve at the House of Charity, providing free medical care to the poor and Spokane’s “street people.” He also volunteers with Meals on Wheels.

Clarence “Joe” Legel” is the recipient of the Sister Peter Claver Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as “financial watchdog” for Providence Sisters ministries, including work as chief financial officer of the Medical Center.

Among this year’s nominees were Donna Hanson, Bishop’s Secretary for Social Ministries and Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities, and Mary Butler, Victims Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Spokane.

Celebrity reader

St. Paschal 
School celebrity reader Richard FoxRichard Fox, center for Gonzaga University’s basketball team, was the celebrity reader for the 7th/8th grade class at St. Paschal School on Oct. 23. Celebrity Readers for the other classes were: Father Pat Hartin, canonical pastor of St. Paschal Parish; Stacey Briggs, Spokanimal; Barry Watkins, former morning drive time radio host at KAQQ; and Valley Police Chief Cal Walker. (IR photo from St. Paschal School, Spokane Valley)

Cooperative pumpkin carving

pumpkin carvingSt. Mary School Pre-kindergarten students Henry Walker and Christopher Walsh enjoy carving pumpkins with their eighth grade buddies Ryan Barbieri, Michael Sherry and Lisa Harrell. Buddies get together weekly to share activities. (IR photo from St. Mary School, Spokane Valley)

‘Winter Wonderland’ auction to benefit All Saints School

All Saints School will feature “Winter Wonderland” as the theme of their annual auction event on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Spokane Fairgrounds.

All Saints is an interparochial school with participation from St. Peter, Our Lady of Fatima, and St. Ann parishes.

The event includes dinner, both live and silent auctions, a Christmas craft store, and more.

Proceeds benefit the school’s Fair Share program.

Tickets are $25 per person; for information, call 448-4063 or 534-1098 ext. 215.

Cataldo student council

Student 
CouncilMembers of the student council at Cataldo School, Spokane, are, from left, Patricia Nevers (Secretary), Ryan Murphy (Vice President), Elaine Whaley (Safety/Environment Commissioner), Mikaela Peterson (Historian), Mackenzie Foster (Christian Action Commissioner), Carl Brophy (President), and Claire Browning (Spirit). The council plans events and student activities. Cataldo is an interparochial school with participation from three Spokane parishes: Sacred Heart, St. Augustine, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. (IR photo from Cataldo School)

LACP gives Gold Award to Catholic Charities’ postcard project

The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) has given a Gold Award to the “Postcards from St. Margaret’s” project during the LACP’s 2003 Spotlight Awards.

The “Postcards” project came in second of 23 entries in the competition.

The postcards feature art work by local women and children and mailed monthly to friends of St. Margaret Shelter, a Catholic Charities’ facility for homeless women and their children in Spokane.

This is the second year for the project.

During 2002, the project generated some $34,766 in revenue. Fifty percent of the residents at St. Margaret participate in the writing workshops.

Last May the project won the Spokane Public Relations Council’s Dussault Award.


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