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 March 18, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)

Archdiocese of Portland

NORTH BEND — All fathers, grandfathers and fathers-to-be were invited to attend a recent two-day seminar at Holy Redeemer Parish titled “Effective Fathers Seminar.” Presenter was retired Florida bank CEO John Ream, who has offered these faith-based fathering seminars since 1980. He is the father of four and grandfather of 10.
EUGENE — Middle school students from St. Jude Parish visited with members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Alateen during a recent weekly session. The interaction was part of a focus on how the young can respond to the media and its influences on their choices.
PORTLAND — Holy Family Parish held a Pennies for the Poor campaign during Catholic Schools Week, a joint effort of the parish and school. Students alone raised more than $4,000 and were waiting for matching fund returns to reach their goal of $6,000.

— Catholic Sentinel, Portland

Archdiocese of Seattle

SEATTLE — The School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University dedicated its new home to Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen Feb. 12. The school was previously housed in five buildings on and off campus. Its new two-story home is a 51-year-old building that once housed the Student Union. It was completely renovated last year.
GIG HARBOR — The sixth grade class at St. Nicholas School does a unit on bridges as part of its curriculum and painted watercolors of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge Project. The project’s director, Filiz Satir, visited the class and gave a presentation on the bridge. In their art works, students depicted parts of the old and new bridges.
SEATTLE — Corey Brown of St. John the Evangelist School lost his hair recently because of chemotherapy treatments for cancer. To show support for their classmate, the other 22 boys in the class got their heads shaved. Said one: “Corey’s a good friend and we felt we all should support him.”

— The Catholic Northwest Progress, Seattle

Diocese of Boise

BOISE — The Diocese of Boise will be one of the sponsors of a two-day conference March 31-April 1 on “Stepping Out of the Shadows of Cybersex and Sexual Addictions.” Father Joe Da Silva is working with a local group to plan the conference. He said sexual and cybersex addictions are among “the most serious epidemics facing the U.S. today.” Young people 12-17 years old are the largest consumers of Internet pornography. Two evening sessions are free and open to the public, one March 31 and the other April 1 both at 7 p.m.
IDAHO FALLS — Bishop Michael Driscoll traveled to Holy Rosary Bi-Parish School to dedicate the new Wiegand Multi-Media Center. The E.L. Wiegand Foundation of Reno, Nev., awarded the school $183,500 in June 2003 to transform its old library and computer lab into a “state-of-the-art” multi-media center.

— The Idaho Register, Boise

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