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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Bishop’s Dinner proceeds set record high

the Inland Register

(From the May 19, 2005 edition of the Inland Register)

Judy Hudson, Bishop William S. SkylstadJudy Hudson is the recipient of this year’s Bishop’s Medal, awarded during last month during the Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Charities. (IR photo from Catholic Charities)

The 26th annual Bishop’s Dinner, which benefits the programs of Catholic Charities, was held on April 29 at The Spokane Club.

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, six-course gourmet dinner, and Silent Auction.

This year’s event included awarding The Bishop’s Medal, bestowed in recognition of an individual, volunteer, or donor for significant contributions to the Spokane Diocese on behalf of Catholic Charities.

This year’s recipient was Judy Hudson, a long-time supporter of what is now St. Anne Children and Family Center.

Hudson’s contributions through the years have been many, including organizing events and serving on the Board of Catholic Charities. She has been a lector at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes for 20 years, and served on the Board of the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

Hudson accepted the award on behalf of all those who have served. “St. Anne is very near and dear to me,” she said. “I honor the commitment of all who have worked on behalf of St. Anne.”

Bishop Skylstad spoke to dinner participants of his recent experiences in Rome at the death of Pope John Paul II and the installation Mass of Pope Benedict XVI. He said that being in St. Peter’s Square with a large, silent crowd honoring the life of the spirit was an astounding experience.

Some 205 people attended this year’s Bishop’s Dinner. Between ticket sales and the silent auction, the event raised over $34,000 – a record – for the 15 programs of Catholic Charities.

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