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

the Inland Register

(From the Dec. 20, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Cheerful volunteers

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade in the religious education program at Sacred Heart Parish, Spokane, volunteered to assist with a Santa Pancake Breakfast at Center Pointe, a non-profit organization serving adults with disabilities. The students served, cleared and set tables, and took out the garbage. More than 200 individuals from throughout the Spokane area were served at the event. Among the volunteers were, from left, Mariah Daceus, Marissa Daceus, Maggie Ray, and Maranda Daceus. (IR photo from Sacred Heart Parish, Spokane)

Deer Park hospital to close next year

Deer Park Hospital, part of Providence Health and Services, will close no later than March 2008, according to a recommendation by Providence’s Board of Directors.

The decision was made through “a difficult process,” said Tom Johnson, spokesperson for Providence.

The decision was based on need for and usage of the hospital. The community now has a new urgent care center and a Community Health Association of Spokane clinic. Deer Park Hospital averages less than one inpatient per day, and an average of nine long-term or rehabilitation patients per day.

Scholarship established at St. Patrick School, Spokane

St. Patrick School, Spokane, is the recipient of $100,000 to establish the “Father Daniel J. Barnett Scholarship Fund,” named in honor of one of the parish’s former pastors.

The anonymous donor chose St. Patrick School because of its strong Catholic identity and obedience to the Church’s Magisterium.

A visit from St. Nicholas

Santa Claus paid his annual visit to St. Rose of Lima Parish, Cheney, this year. Apparently the pastor, Father José Hernández, was very, very good this year. (IR photo from St. Rose of Lima Parish, Cheney)

Mass time corrected

The Mass times listed in the 2007-2008 diocesan directory for Holy Rosary Parish, Pomeroy, contained an error. Sunday morning Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m., not 9 a.m.


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