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

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(From the Feb. 23, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Parvuli Dei awards

As part of Scout Sunday, Feb. 5, three Scouts from St. Rose Parish, Cheney, were presented with their Parvuli Dei (“Children of God”) awards. The awards are earned by Catholic Scouts of Bear or Webelos rank. The activities completed to earn the award help the Scouts “discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.” From left: Tyler Tiedt, Brent Schafer, and Logan Tiedt. All three are members of Cheney’s Cub Scout Pack 356. Adult leader for the Scouts is Dawn Schafer. (IR photo courtesy of Jane Tiedt)

Dance-a-thon at Cataldo

Cataldo School, Spokane, held a Dance-a-thon during Catholic Schools Week earlier this month. Donations for students’ dancing brought in more than a half-ton of food and $500 for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Pictured, from left in front, are Brittnay DesJardins, Michaelanne Foster, Madison Garvey, Elaine Cilley and Katie Stone. (IR photo from Cataldo School)

Pasco Cursillo weekend draws participants from throughout diocese

A Cursillo weekend for men, Jan. 26-29 in Pasco, brought some 36 participants from throughout the Spokane Diocese, including Walla Walla, Basin City, Othello, Mesa, Brewster, and Pasco itself, said Father Miguel Mejia, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Othello, and one of the leaders of the weekend.

Cursillo weekends help individuals strengthen their relationship with God and deepen their spirituality through prayer, fellowship and reflection.

Target Stores awards grant to St. Mary School

St. Mary School, Spokane Valley, is the recipient of a Target Community Giving Grant, in support of the school’s Early Childhood literacy programs. The funds will be used for materials for instruction and testing.

The grants are part of an ongoing program through Target stores nationally, with more than $2 million donated each week to education, the arts, social services, and other community partnerships.


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