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 June 12, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

MONTANA
Diocese of Helena

HELENA – This year’s Holy Spirit Conference last month doubled attendance over the 2007 gathering.

The annual conference, organized by members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, featured introductory welcome remarks by Helena’s Bishop George Thomas. Friday night’s keynote address was given by Mother Adela Galindo, foundress of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a contemplative and apostolic community founded in 1991 in the Miami Archdiocese.

Helena Diocese priests and other Religious also spoke during the weekend-long gathering.

— The Montana Catholic (Diocese of Helena)

IDAHO
Diocese of Boise

BOISE – The Boise Diocese saw six men ordained to the priesthood earlier this month at St. John Cathedral.

Deacons Saul Reyes, Camilo Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Mariusz Majewski, Adrian Vazquez, and Julio Vicente were ordained priests by Boise’s Bishop Michael Driscoll.

Fathers Reyes, Garcia, Gonzalez, and Vasquez come to Idaho originally from Mexico; Father Majewski, from Poland; and Father Vicente, from Guatemala.

— Idaho Catholic Register (Diocese of Boise)


Archdiocese of Seattle

SEATTLE – Sister Joyce Cox of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary has concluded a four-year term of service as superintendent of the Seattle Archdiocese’s Catholic schools.

She now takes up the role as Director of Spirituality at the archdiocese’s Palisades Retreat and Faith Formation Center in Federal Way, Wash.

She also will continue as the archbishop’s delegate to Religious communities and ecumenism/interreligious.

The Seattle Catholic schools include 24,000 students in 69 schools. Two more high schools will be built soon, in Ridgefield and Lacey.

“If our young people are being educated well in the Catholic faith and values and principles … how well are we putting that into action through our worship at Sunday Mass and reception of the sacraments?” she said. “That’s a great worry to pastors and to us.

“‘To teach as Jesus did’ is the bottom line that I’ve tried to promote in the last four years,” she said.

SEATTLE – Archbishop Alex J. Brunett has named Mary Santi as chancellor for the Seattle Archdiocese.

Santi has been acting as interim chancellor since February.

As she takes on her new role, she will continue as the Archbishop’s Delegate for Human Resources.

As chancellor, she will serve as chief archivist of the diocese’s official records. She also is secretary of the diocesan curia / central administration.

— Catholic Northwest Progress (Archdiocese of Seattle)

OREGON
Archdiocese of Portland

BANDON – The small South Oregon coastal community of Bandon is home to Holy Trinity Parish, which marked its 125th anniversary on the day devoted to its namesake, May 18.

The area began to be settled in the mid-19th century, especially with the discovery of gold in the area. The area was served by a missionary, Father James Croke, who made his way south by horseback. In time, the parish was served out of the town of Roseburg, but in 1880, Archbishop Charles Seghers traveled from Portland to bless the foundation of a new church building. In 1883 the building, completed in 1881, was blessed, the first Catholic church on the coast between Astoria and the California border.

Originally named “Mary, Refuge of Sinners,” the parish was renamed Holy Trinity in 1909.

Along with major portions of the rest of the town, the church burned in the great fire of 1936. A replacement church went up in 1937, on the same spot, in nearly the same style, but slightly bigger than its predecessor.

— Catholic Sentinel (Archdiocese of Portland)


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