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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


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(From the July 29, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)

Officers elected for St. Peter KC Council

The Knights of Columbus council at St. Peter Parish, Spokane, elected officers recently.

Serving from July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, are Jim Mansfield (Grand Knight), Mark Altmar (Deputy Grand Knight), Patrick Moreland (Financial Secretary), Don Goligoski (Chancellor), Joseph Reilly (Recorder), Bob Grandinetti (Treasurer), Bob Kenyon (Advocate), Don Wolfe (Warden), Dick Dunning (Inside Guard), Dick Laird (Outside Guard), Ed Duenas (Third Year Trustee), John Clark (Second Year Trustee), and Tony Giannetto (First Year Trustee).

Beginning in September, the Council meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For information, call 536-7752.

Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration celebrates golden jubilee

Sister Rachel Kiefer FSPA Sister Rachel Kiefer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her Religious vows as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration at St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, Wis., June 12. The golden jubilee celebration began with a Eucharistic liturgy in Mary of the Angels Chapel, followed by a dinner with family and friends.

Sister Rachel was born in Bozeman, Mont. She served as a music educator in schools in Washington and Wisconsin, and as secretary for the Sister’s Western Province. Sister Rachel continued working in the secretarial field for the next 24 years, including 14 years at Aetna Insurance in Lynwood, Wash.

In her retirement, she serves in the office at Holy Rosary Parish in Edmonds, Wash. She currently resides in Lynnwood.

St. Joseph Parish, Otis Orchards, youth group in Mexico

Back from Mexico

For eight youth from St. Joseph Parish, Otis Orchards, the motivation for a trip to Mexico was not taking it easy, but making it easier for others. After deciding to do a community-building project, the youth began by putting in a lot of hours at Catholic Charities’ House of Charity and with Volunteer Chore Services. They finished with their Mexico trip. In Guaymas the students helped build adobe houses and worked at a club where kids go to stay off the streets. “The trip was a chance to take people out of their normal parish context and live simply while building the community of faith,” said youth minister Dave Crepeau. The students clearly valued both their stay with Franciscans in Mexico and teaming up with a parish from Minnesota. According to volunteer Kayla Brown, “The best part was the chance to work with other Catholic youth from both Minnesota and Mexico.” The volunteers found that building houses is a very real way to build a community of faith. From left: Wendy Hodin, Anna Henry, Sean Baird, Nikki Hahn, Steph Kyhl, youth minister Dave Crepeau, Kayla Brown, and Kaila Jones. (IR photo from Catholic Charities)


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