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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Eastern Washington youth invited to Notre Dame conference; deadline is Feb. 1

by Dan Glatt, for the Inland Register

(From the Jan. 17, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

A group of Spokane and Walla Walla youth and chaperones took part in ND: Vision in July 2007. Reservations are now being taken for the 2008 conference, held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (IR photo courtesy of Dan Glatt)

Attention youth:

How will your gifts change the world?

If you are between the ages of 14-18, this can be a mysterious question. Do I have gifts, what are my gifts, how do I discover these gifts, who or where did these gifts come from?

Adolescence is a powerful time of discovery and a time of challenge to hear how God is calling us to use the gifts that we have been given. This summer the Youth Ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Spokane, is coordinating an opportunity for students graduating from the 8th-12th grade to attend “ND: Vision” on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. This week-long conference is designed to help students begin a process in discovering how God is calling each of us to discover and use our talents.

Participants will spend a week with 55 ND undergraduates who will facilitate the small groups. We also will have a chance to hear special nationally-recognized Catholic guest speakers who will come share their gifts and talents.

This year’s conference dates are July 5-13, which includes travel time. We will also be stepping back in time by taking the train to South Bend. This will be a special experience and it will help keep the transportation cost under control.

The cost of this conference will be $850 per person, which includes transportation, conference registration, transfers, food, and lodging.

There is limited space both at Notre Dame and on the Our Lady of Fatima team. Students interested should be active in their parishes, interested in discovering more about the Catholic faith, be open to new experiences, and willing to share with others what you discover. Applications and deposits are needed by Feb. 1. You can also learn more about “ND: Vision” by going online to There is an excellent video on this web site.

(Dan Glatt is youth minister at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Spokane. For more information, contact Glatt at Our Lady of Fatima Parish – 509-747-7213 – or email:

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