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 April 29, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)

IHRC offers Mother’s Day brunch

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center again offers a Mother’s Day champagne brunch, Sunday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

In addition to the full-menu brunch, gift items will be available for purchase, including work by local artists, bouquets, and sweets.

Cost is $18 per adult; children, age 3-12, $7.50. RSVP is requested; call IHRC for reservations and information: 448-1224.

Plunge Inn to low-income living

Catholic Charities and the Parish Services Office teamed up to offer the “Plunge Inn,” a program designed to use spring break to introduce high school students to the realities of life for the low-income people of Spokane. Each day included personal involvement at a variety of agencies serving aspects of the low income population. Students are supervised by adult team members during their visits. Visited agencies included St. Margaret Shelter, for women and children; St. Anne Children and Family Center; and Habitat for Humanity. (IR photo from Catholic Charities)

Ohio liturgist to speak May 11 at St. Augustine

Sister Joyce Ann Zimmerman of the Sisters of the Precious Blood will give a workshop titled “Liturgical Catechesis and Spirituality” on Tuesday, May 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Augustine Parish, on the corner of 19th and Bernard in Spokane.

Sister Joyce is director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio, and is founding editor and columnist for the publication Liturgical Ministry. She is a past advisor to the U.S. bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy, an adjunct professor of liturgy, and holds civil and pontifical doctorates of theology.

The workshop is of particular interest to priests, parish administrators, directors of religious education, directors of adult education, youth ministers, and members of liturgical commissions.

Cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch; please register by May 6. Mail checks made out to Diocese of Spokane to: Parish Services Office, Diocese of Spokane, P.O. Box 1453, Spokane, WA 99210-1453.

Passion Play

Seventh graders at Cataldo School, Spokane, helped enrich the Lenten experience this year by performing the Passion Play and Stations of the Cross. (IR photo from Cataldo School)

Lilac Catholic Girls Club hosts challenge retreat

The Lilac Catholic Girls Club will host their second annual challenge retreat on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s retreat will be held in the parish hall at Mary Queen Parish, 3423 E. Carlisle.

This year’s retreat theme is “Swimming Against the Current: It’s Cool to be Catholic!” Christian girls age 10-17 are welcome to attend.

Talks include “The Importance of Prayer Life,” “Charitable Evangelization,” “Friendship,” and “Authentic Feminism: Mary, Our Mother, the Perfect Model.”

Lunch will be provided by the Knights of Columbus.

Cost of the retreat is $8 per girl; to ensure a retreat t-shirt, please register by May 3.

For information or registration, call 443-0671 or 487-3154.

The way to Carnegie Hall? Practice …

Diana Thomas, music teacher at St. Mary School, Spokane Valley, helps the afternoon kindergarten class practice their part in the upcoming spring music program. This year, kindergarten through third grade will perform “Rats,” and grades 4-8 will offer “Bach to the Future,” during performances May 21 and 28. (IR photo from St. Mary School)

Dominican Sister marks golden jubilee

Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Mary Jane Para celebrated her golden jubilee of Religious profession on Easter Sunday this year with Mass at Dominican Center, followed by brunch and a reception.

Sister Mary Jane was born in Othello, Wash., and attended business college before entering the Dominican community in 1952.

She served the ministries of the Dominicans as a business officder at the motherhouse in Kettle Falls from 1954-64; at Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, from 1964-77; and at the Dominican Center, Spokane, since 1977.

Also honored were Sisters Mary Esther Becker, Benigna Schuff, Alberta Nett, and Fidelis Weber, celebrating 65 years of Religious profession. (IR photo from the Dominican Sisters)

Golf, anyone?

St. John Vianney School has scheduled its second annual golf tournament for Saturday, May 8, at Meadowwood Golf Course. The shotgun start for the four-person scramble is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. sharp.

The entry fee of $50 per person includes golf, half of a golf cart, shirt, food, and prizes.

Entries should include the entry fee and average score. Entries should be sent to: Walt Anderson, 6622 N. Perrine Rd., Spokane, WA 99217, or can be dropped off at the St. John Vianney School office, 501 N. Walnut Rd., Spokane Valley. For more information, call 924-8840.


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