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

Gifts, pledges surpass $1.8 million for 2006 Annual Catholic Appeal

the Inland Register

(From the April 27, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Since pledge weekend Feb. 11-12, 2006, the Annual Catholic Appeal Office has recorded 8,257 gifts and pledges amounting to $1,852,126.

There are currently 27 parishes that have reached or surpassed their individual parish goals. Additionally, six more parishes have reached 90 percent or more of their goal.

“People throughout the diocese have really risen to the challenge of supporting their diocese in these challenging times,” said Chris Smith, Development Director for the Diocese of Spokane. “The generosity and support of the Catholic laity has been unbelievable,” said Smith. “Bishop Skylstad prayerfully asked for their support, and the people have responded wholeheartedly.”

Many parishes are still contacting members, and contributions to the ACA are still being accepted. Pledge envelopes are available in all parishes throughout the diocese. In addition, contributions can be made through the ACA web site – Updated individual results by parish are listed there as well.

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