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 Feb. 26, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)

Cataldo science class

A taste for science

Alex Cleveland and Mackenzie Foster, sixth graders at Cataldo School, Spokane, performed a science fair experiment recently, demonstrating how the senses of sight and smell affect the sense of taste. (IR photo from Cataldo School)

Texas priest to preach March retreat at St. Anthony Parish

Beginning Saturday, March 13, Father James Miller will preach a four-day retreat at St. Anthony Parish, 2320 N. Cedar in Spokane. Father Miller’s retreat theme is “My Place in the Universe of Relations.”

The retreat gatherings will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. each evening, March 13-17.

Father Miller is pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Community in the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth. Originally from Lincoln Park, Mich., Father Miller spent time in the Navy during the Korean War and settled in the Ft. Worth area, where he became vice-president of a small electronics firm. After a year, he made arrangements to study for the priesthood at John Carroll University in Cleveland and The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He was ordained in 1968.

Besides Texas, Father Miller has ministered in Mexico and Alaska.

The public is invited.

‘Spirit of St. Patrick’ party to benefit St. Margaret Shelter

Catholic Charities’ annual “Spirit of St. Patrick” party has been set for Friday, March 5, at Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit St. Margaret Shelter, serving homeless women and their children.

Tickets for the Irish buffet dinner are $40 per person. For reservations, call 358-4254.

Pullman parish offers Lenten series, retreats

Sacred Heart Parish, Pullman, is offering a Lenten series and two retreats for Lent this year.

A series titled “Woman and the Church: Woman’s Influence from the Days of Scripture to Modern Times” begins March 3. There will be four evenings of reflection: “Scriptural Roots for Christian Women,” “Religious Women of the Middle Ages,” “Looking Through Another Lens: Women and Theology,” and “Contemporary Women, Contemporary Church.”

The Wednesday sessions begin at 7 p.m. in the parish social hall.

Two Lenten “mini-retreats” will take place on Saturday, March 6.

In the morning, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Benedictine Sister Judith Brower will present “Humility and Hospitality: Two Not-So-New ‘Tools’ for Your Lenten Journey.”

Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m.

From 1-3:30 p.m., Benedictine Sister Jean Glodowski will discuss “Aging to Sage-ing.” After a lifetime spent “planting and growing,” many people have trouble “harvesting” their lives in their later years.

Cost is $5 per retreat. Registration is requested by March 4. For information, call the parish: (509) 332-4402, or e-mail

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