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


Catholic Foundation grants awarded to support ministry, education in Eastern Washington

the Inland Register

(From the June 11, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

The Catholic Foundation made its annual grant award distributions last month. Pictured with Dr. Tom Driscoll, Foundation chairman, are, from left, Sisters Brunhilde Josbacher, Elaine Roy, and Rita Lemire of the Holy Spirit Community, and Margaret Breitenbach. (IR photo courtesy of the Catholic Foundation)

The Catholic Foundation made its annual grant awards during a luncheon May 20 at The Waterford in Spokane.

Grants awarded:

Caritas Outreach Ministries: To assist elderly, disabled and low income families of north Spokane with emergency utility and food services: $3,000.

Catholic Charities Senior Sevices Foster Grandparent Program: To partially fund transportation for a Foster Grandparent for one year: $750.

Cheney Outreach Center: To provide energy assistance for Cheney Outreach clients: $1,000.

Guardian Angel, St. Boniface School: To purchase Saints of the Church and Encounter with the Saints books: $450.

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Spokane: To partially fund Advent and Lenten retreats for Hispanic families: $1,000; Partial funding for Search Retreats for students at Gonzaga Prep, Tri-Cities Prep, and WSU: $3,000; To partially cover the costs of Serenity Retreats for people affected by alcohol or drug addiction: $500

Natural Family Planning Program: for Natural Family Planning instruction: $500.

Our Lady of Fatima Parish: To assist the Youth Group to purchase materials for the Hope Garden that grows food for the House of Charity: $250.

Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Okanogan: To partially fund the Vacation Bible School for the parishes in Brewster, Okanogan, Oro-ville, Tonasket and Twisp: $2,000.

Our Place Community Ministries, Spokane: To provide clients of Our Place in Spokane’s West Central Neighborhood with personal hygiene items from the Hygiene Bank: $1,635.

Prison and Detention Ministry: for services to the imprisoned: $750.

Project Timothy: for Christmas Food Baskets for needy families in Columbia County: $500.

Providence Adult Day Health: To help provide personal sound amplifiers for hearing impaired individuals: $300.

Sacred Heart Religious Education, Pullman: To partially fund the Youth Rally bringing teens throughout the diocese to Pullman for fellowship and to affirm their faith: $500.

St. Michael Mission, Inchelium: To partially fund the Grieving and Healing Ministry on the Colville Reservation: $500; To provide partial funding to purchase large print Mass reading booklets for the elderly, home-bound and imprisoned: $500.

Secular Franciscans: To prepare Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter food baskets for 11-12 local needy families: $250.

St. Benezet Society: Service project of the St. Benezet Society at St. Aloysius School, Spokane: $750.

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Spokane: Partial funding for Vacation Bible School for low income families: $500; Provide partial funding for several high school students from St. Francis Xavier and St. Patrick parishes to attend the Franciscan LEAD Youth Training: $375.

St. Joseph Parish, Otis Orchards: To provide funding for one person to attend a Liturgy Conference: $500.

St. Joseph Parish, Spokane: To purchase bi-lingual textbooks for the religious education program: $1,000.

St. Joseph Family Center, Spokane: to partially fund the Cancer Survivor retreat project: $1,000.

St. Patrick Parish, Spokane: Provide partial funding for several high school students from St. Francis Xavier and St. Patrick parishes to attend the Steubenville NW Youth Conference in Spokane: $1,000

St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center, Pullman: To partially cover the costs of materials for RCIA, Bible study, marriage preparation, and other programs: $400.

The Fig Tree Ecumenical Newspaper, Spokane: Rural Urban Connections Project – help cover circulation costs to rural Catholic churches: $750.


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