Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302
the Inland Register
(From the Feb. 5, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)
Diocese of Helena
KELLOGG — Father Tom Loucks was assigned to serve the Silver Valley in July but didn’t get his welcome party until now. Father Loucks was on medical leave for back surgery and the Catholic Daughters of St. Therese of the Mountain decided to wait until he could “enjoy the party.” People attended from St. Alphonsus at Wallace, St. Michael at Mullan and St. Rita at Kellogg.
PORTLAND — A $46,000 grant from the Helene Fulf Health Trust has allowed two nursing professors to operate two medical clinics downtown. Not only do they treat the homeless and others “who fall through the cracks” for medical care, the clinics are used to instruct University of Portland nursing students. About 16 students participate in the clinic each semester. The grant has run out but the two professors hope to find other sources of support for their services.
KLAMATH FALLS — The Mount Calvary Cemetery Association replaced the dilapidated home of their caretaker and replaced with a new modular home. The Association depleted its savings but officials are hoping they will receive donations to replace the used funds. Even so, they are happy with their decision since the house the caretaker, Eddie Viellgas and his wife, Irene, lived in was about ready to fall down. The couple attends Mass at Sacred Heart.
COVINGTON — Parishioners, parish young people and the Knights of Columbus of St. John the Baptist Parish joined together for an AIDS quilt project. They made 14 quilts with 12 squares per quilt, with each square telling a message of love and hope. The Knights organized the project, the youth in grades 5-12, including the Life Teen program, thought up the artwork for the squares and the Creative Kindness Sewing Group put the quilts together. On Valentine’s Day, a group of Knights and young people will take the quilts to a local facility for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.