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 Jan. 15, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

Gonzaga Prep helps bring Thanksgiving to the Colville Indian Reservation

Everyone is aware of the wonderful job done by the students of Gonzaga Prep as they conduct their food drive each Thanksgiving. Here is a little story of the impact just two of the G-Prep classes had on the needy of the Colville Reservation.

Gonzaga teachers Joe Feryn’s and Frankie White’s classes collected two trucks of food from their neighborhoods. The food was brought up to Inchelium, on the Colville Reservation. Upon arrival the food was sorted and boxed up according to family needs.

Along with the canned goods, over 150 turkeys were provided through the generosity of The Catholic Foundation, Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministries Office, Stevens County philanthropist Eric Weatherman, and a host of individual contributors.

The food distribution effort served 409 adults and elders and 286 Children. In all, 695 people from 155 families were helped.

St. Michael Mission is grateful to all their “Partners in Mission” who helped make the holiday more joyful.

‘Twas the season

Three students from Assumption Parish, Spokane, conducted a poinsettia fund-raiser during the holidays. The students raised some $200, which they donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Pictured, from left, are Cyndi Cook of Second Harvest, and students Kevin Thomas, Quentin Plese, and Katie Royster. (IR photo courtesy of Assumption School, Spokane)

Meeting the parents

Jesus Christ’s parents, Mary (Elizabeth Byers, 8th grade) and Joseph (Thomas Rice, 8th grade), came to St. Patrick School in Spokane on Wednesday, Dec. 17, for the school’s annual Christmas program. Although it was snowing hard, the donkey had little trouble getting the honored guests to the church on time for the program. (IR photo courtesy of St. Patrick School, Spokane)

Catholic Daughters sponsor educational contest

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas are once again sponsoring an educational contest, with themes this year of “God’s Gift in My Life” and “The Gift that I Give to Others.”

The contest is open to Spokane Catholic students, grouped according to grades: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12, as well as adult members of Court #196.

This year’s categories are Art, Poetry, Posters, Essays, Music, Composition, and Computer Art.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 16.

For information about entering the contest, call 325-2586 or 487-6457.

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