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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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Around the Diocese

the Inland Register

(From the March 22, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Colton school receives accreditation

Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School, Colton-Uniontown, has been regionally accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS).

GASB first was accredited with the Association in 1997.

The school also was approved by the State Accreditation Committee for the present academic year.

When the NAAS accredits a school, it certifies that the school has annually met the prescribed quantitative and qualitative standards of the Association, within the terms of the school’s own stated mission and beliefs. It also certifies that the school has undergone a self-study and validation by an outside team of peers. It also assures that other regionally accredited schools will recognize GASB student’s credits, transcripts, and diplomas.

GU exhibit details horrors of Nazi book burnings

“Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings” is a traveling exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Museum. The exhibit will be on display at Gonzaga University’s Foley Center Library through May 5.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

On May 10, 1933, German university students sympathetic to the Nazis launched the “Action Against the Un-German Spirit,” burning works by such authors as Sinclair Lewis, Ernest Hemingway, and Karl Marx, among others. Newsweek called it a “holocaust of books.”

The exhibit includes displays of period artifacts, documents and news coverage, and examines the post-War years as well, exploring how the Nazi actions have affected American life, politics, literature, and popular culture.

For more information, visit the web site:

Lenten journey

As part of the students’ Lenten journey, classes at All Saints School take turns offering the Stations of the Cross. Third-graders Jeremy Coffey, Malia Murphy and Melissa Symmes (pictured) gather in the vestibule of St. Peter Church with their stations. Before the students say goodbye for spring break, the Lenten services will end with a Passion Play performed by the fourth grade on Friday, March 30. (IR photo from All Saints School, Spokane)

Rome seminarian instituted as acolyte

David Kuttner, a second-year theology student studying for the Diocese of Spokane at North American College, Rome, was instituted recently as an acolyte during Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia.

Kuttner was one of 37 seminarians instituted as acolytes. He previously was instituted as a lector.

Acolytes assist during Mass and other liturgical celebrations, and are given the responsibility of bringing Communion to the sick.

GU students help stage “Aladdin’ next month

As part of Gonzaga University’s Specialized Recreation (GUSR), a program with the Center for Community Action and Service Learning (CCASL), 30 Gonzaga students and 25 members from the Spokane community with developmental disabilities will perform their version of Aladdin on Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m., and Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in Cataldo Hall Globe Room on the GU campus.

Aladdin is the sixth GUSR drama production. GUSR’s mission is to create an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and ages feel welcome, respected and loved, while creating programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities in a place that fosters equality and inclusion.

Tickets will be available one week prior to the show, on sale outside Crosby Student Center on campus. Tickets are $5 per person, or $20 for a family of four or more.

Colton students visit Pullman’s Pioneer Square

On Feb. 16, the seventh and eighth graders of Colton’s Guardian Angel–St. Boniface School made a trip up to Pullman to visit with the residents of the Pioneer Square Senior Residence. The trip coincided with the culmination of the school’s “100 Ways in 100 Days” campaign. They also delivered items collected for donation during “100 Ways,” including paper towels, bathroom tissue, soap, and tissues. The students brought along a variety of board games and spent the morning playing and socializing with the residents. As the students loaded up (with plenty of leftover cookies) and headed back to Colton, the most common question was, “When can we come back?” (IR photo from Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School)

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