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 Oct. 1, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

Memorial service to honor Holy Names Sister

A memorial service in honor of Holy Names Sister Mary Medved has been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1503 W. Dean in Spokane. A potluck will follow in the parish center.

A former head of Parish Social Ministries for Catholic Charities Spokane, as well as former director of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Sister Mary died July 5 in Portland (IR 7/30/09).

For information, or to participate in planning the event, call 328-4811, or email

Donors Support Guatemalan Youth Conference

Bishop Gonzalo de Villa of Sololá, Guatemala, and FatherDavid Baronti, the Spokane Diocese priest in Ixtahuacán, Guatemala, wish to convey their thanks for the contributions made in support of the Youth Conference to be held in Guatemala next year (“Guatemalan youth convention expected to draw over 10,000 – if help can be found,” IR 8/20/09). More than a dozen Eastern Washington donors contributed a total of $5,114 to handily meet the projected $5,000 need.

The funding will enable teenagers from Father Baronti’s parish of Santa Catarina to prepare conference materials, arrange for bus travel, and assist with meals for the thousands of youth who will travel to New Ixtahuacán for the meeting on Palm Sunday of next year.

St. John Vianney Cub Scout earns award

Cub Scout Bradley Sauve of Pack 431 was presented with the “Light of Christ” award on Sept. 13 by St. John Vianney Parish’s pastor, Father Joe Bell. Light of Christ is the Catholic religious award from the Boy Scouts of America that can be earned by younger Cub Scouts. (IR photo courtesy of Don and Pam Sauve)

Bishop Skylstad joins advisory board for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification cause

Bishop William Skylstad has joined the Episcopal Advisory Board for the Cause for Beatification of the Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J Sheen.

Archbishop Sheen (1895-1979) was a popular evangelist, radio and TV personality, writer, and missionary. In 2002, his cause for beatification and canonization was officially opened by the Diocese of Peoria, Ill., the archbishop’s birthplace.

Archbishop Sheen’s influence continues to be felt in his books, which continued to be reprinted decades after is death, and through repeated airings of his popular early TV program, Life Is Worth Living.

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