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 Oct. 25, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Shoe project

As part of their Sister Parish project, parishioners of St. Aloysius Parish, Spokane, donated over 240 pairs of shoes for school children of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Parish in the Baja Lempa region of El Salvador. Nine St. Aloysius parishioners carried the shoes with them to El Salvador on the annual delegation visit to the Sister Parish (Oct. 10-18) in a continuing effort to build solidarity and share common faith. Children in El Salvador are required to wear black shoes in order to attend school, an expense many parents are unable to shoulder. Delegation members shown packing shoes for travel are, from left, Rita Amberg Waldref, Kathryn Corrigan and Kathy Erikson. (IR photo from St. Aloysius Parish, Spokane)

Gonzaga University to stage play at downtown Spokane coffee house

Gonzaga University’s summer play, This Is Our Youth, moves downtown to the Empyrean Coffee House for two weekends next month: Nov. 1-4, Nov. 8 and 9, and Nov. 11.

This Is Our Youth is Kenneth Lonergan’s hard-hitting 1996 drama of disaffected youth foundering in a life of drugs and social alienation. It was nominated for a Drama Desk Best Play award.

The play premiered in Gonzaga’s Russell Theatre in August for a one-weekend run that played to full houses and enthusiastic responses to Lonergan’s controversial play.

“The move downtown is meant to reach out to a young audience with a contemporary play about growing up without role models, searching for relationships, and bearing the scars of dysfunctional families,” said Brian Russo, associate professor of communication-theatre arts at Gonzaga and the play’s director.

Admission is $7 per person. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and at 4 p.m. for the two Sunday showings.

For more information, contact Russo at (509) 323-6551.

Family life workshop offered at St. Joseph Parish, Otis Orchards

St. Joseph Parish, 4521 N. Arden Rd. in Otis Orchards, is offering a day-long workshop titled “Become the Family You Were Meant to Be,” facilitated by Stephanie Maricich, an educator and mother of nine.

The workshop runs from 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Cost is $50 per couple, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and resource materials.

Among the topics to be covered:

• Tried and true strategies for faith formation.
• An “amazing tool” for celebrating the liturgical year.
• Developing virtue and strong character.
• Making Sundays special.
• Family prayer for real families.
• Mastering media vs. being mastered.
• Managing time to accomplish what’s critical.

The workshop is geared toward any adult – single or married, parent or grandparent, religious or laity.

For registration and information, call (509) 892-1144.

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