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 Oct. 23, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

St. Anthony Parish, Spokane, hosted its second annual Classic Car Show on Sept. 18. Some 48 vehicles were displayed on the playground of Trinity School, with trophies awarded in 13 categories. Best in Show honors went to Tom Driskill’s 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup. Proceeds benefited the parish’s Settlement Campaign and also will help fund the upcoming centennial celebration. The third annual show is already in the planning stages. (IR photo courtesy of St. Anthony Parish, Spokane)

Othello pastor gives book reading

Msgr. Kevin Codd, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Othello, will read from his new book To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:15 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 503 N. Walnut Rd. in Spokane Valley.

Msgr. Codd will answer questions afterward. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.

Blessing of the Animals

On Monday, Oct. 6, in the parking lot of St. Patrick Catholic in Spokane, Father Victor Blazovich blessed the pets brought in by students and other family members in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s love of animals. One student presented a gray rabbit for Father to bless. (IR photo courtesy of St. Patrick School, Spokane)

Dinner helps battle assisted suicide initiative

Knights of Columbus Council of St. Patrick Parish, Spokane, is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Oct. 26, in St. Patrick School’s Holy Names Hall, 5021 N. Nelson, after the 11 a.m. Mass. Information will be available on I-1000, the Physician Assisted Suicide initiative on Washington State ballots this year.

Proceeds benefit pro-life organizations in the state.

After the dinner, Knights will pray the rosary at Planned Parenthood. All are welcome to join the prayer.

Experience St. Ignatius’s spiritual exercises Oct. 25 at Gonzaga Prep

The Chapel of the Three Companions on the campus of Gonzaga Prep, 1224 E. Euclid in Spokane, will be the site of “A Taste of the Spiritual Exercises” on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9-11 a.m.

Lead by Prep campus minister Barry Barfield, the morning offers a glimpse of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. They involve “opening your heart to intimacy with God” through prayer, imagination, meditation, reflection, and quiet, said Barfield.

There is no charge. For more information, contact Barfield at 483-8511, ext. 411.

Gonzaga University hosts free Thanksgiving dinner

Gonzaga University, St. Aloysius Parish, and Sodexho Campus Services will once again offer a free community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, at Cataldo Hall, across the courtyard from St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. in Spokane, from noon-2 p.m.

For information, call 313-5896.


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