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

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(From the May 22, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

St. Paschal alumni invited for closing Mass

Although St. Paschal School, Spokane Valley, will be closing at the end of this school year, the school’s influence will continue to be felt for years to come.

St. Paschal alumni are invited to participate in this year’s graduation Mass on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m.

The campus and school will be open to all families and alumni who attend the Mass.

For information, call 924-5090, or e-mail debbiehagarty@


All Saints seventh graders Isaac Smith, Austin Lankford, Tess Weaver and Jarred Young bowled over the competition at the recent National Middle School Science Bowl on Gonzaga University’s Campus the weekend of April 18-19. The four-person team won second in the academics portion of the competition which was attended by over 33 teams and 300 students – one team from as far away as Boise. The competition included racing small hand-built cars on Friday and the academic portion on Saturday where teams answered science-related questions presented by the judges. (IR photo from All Saints School, Spokane)

Soroptomists offer CAPA a double blessing

When Childbirth and Parenting Alone (CAPA) Director Bonnie Deabler (third from left) submitted a grant application to Soroptimist International of Spokane, she had no idea that the group would help in more than one way. Soroptimist is a service organization for executive and professionals that works for human rights for all people, in particular to advance the status of women, and to contribute to international understanding and universal friendship. Not only did the group offer CAPA a $1,000 grant to help with childbirth education classes, but they also had a baby shower for CAPA, a Catholic Charities program that offers assistance to young single parents. (IR photo from Catholic Charities)

Winning essayist

Alex Nguyen, a second grader at Cataldo School, Spokane, took second place in the Department of Washington in the recent Elementary Essay Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. Alex’s essay was titled “Who is My Hero and Why,” which focused on Gen. George C. Marshall. (IR photo from Cataldo School, Spokane)

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