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

Regional Report

the Inland Register

(From the April 10, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

Diocese of Baker

KLAMATH FALLS – St. Pius X Parish is exploring the possibility of opening a parish school.

More than 35 members of the parish signed on to be part of an exploratory committee examining the potential for a parish school.

At the first meeting, Father Rick Fischer, the pastor of St. Pius X, said that the school would have to be Eucharist-centered; available to any child from the parish, regardless of financial status; and would have to be guided by the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.

Archdiocese of Portland

BANDON – Holy Trinity Parish in this community on the southern Oregon coast has hired a Eugene, Ore., firm to scan the old section of the Catholic cemetery in order to create a map of the graves.

According to the pastor, Father Heiko Junge, there is presently no map. “The gravediggers of old used no grid system, and some graves go back to 1846,” he said.

Additionally, vandals have harmed some tombstones; others have been thrown over a nearby cliff overlooking the Coquille River.

PORTLAND – Online videos posted from YouTube feature parishioners of the Downtown Chapel, homeless individuals discussing what the ministry means to them.

The videos are posted through the parish’s web site,

The Downtown Chapel is located in one of the poorest areas of inner city Portland

“I’m not a number, I’m a name,” says one individual.

— Catholic Sentinel (Archdiocese of Portland)

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