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

Compiled by Father Tom Caswell, for the Inland Register

(From the Dec. 3, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

From the Inland Register
Volume 18, No. 17
50 Years Ago: Dec. 4, 1959

Diocesan Digest

Walla Walla: Final plans have been announced for the St. Francis of Assisi bazaar to be held Dec. 5 and 6. Chairman August L. Locati said there will be a choice between an Italian dinner and a ham dinner. Dinners will be served from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. The bazaar will be held in St. Patrick’s cafeteria and gymnasium.

Committees working on the bazaar include: Mrs. Albert Toretta, children’s day bazaar; Mrs. G. Ambrose, Mrs. E. Corcio and Mrs. Ben Green, food preparation; Gerald and Joe Locati, coffee; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Chadek, general cashiers; Mrs. Bennie Daltoso, candy; Mrs. Gerald Locati, fish pond; Mrs. Sam Pratto and Mrs. Joe Magnaghi, dessert; Mrs. Rocco Criscola and Mrs. Angelo Criscola, dining room; Mrs. Andy Pinza and Mrs. Bog Lamperti, fancywork; Miss Louise Manuel, table setting; Mrs. Remo Lucarelli, salads; Dominic Lucarelli, supplies; Mrs. Joe Guglielmelli, publicity; Mrs. Chadek and Mrs. Ralph Manuel, prizes; and Steven Ayres, game booth.

- Mrs. Francis Pautler, Correspondent

Pasco: The Civics Club members of St. Patrick School have received their charter from the Commission on American Citizenship in Washington, D.C. The charter is a recognition that the Pasco Club is officially affiliated with the national headquarters of the Catholic University of America.

Members of the eighth grade at the school form the membership of the club. Officers are Sandra Kahle, president; Anne Marie Rogers, vice president; Nancy Palmer, recording secretary; Barbra Burns, corresponding secretary; and James Hull, sergeant at arms.

Tonasket: The roast beef dinner of the Altar Society of Holy Rosary Parish attracted an unusually large crowd Nov. 14. A highlight of the dinner was a bazaar table with needlework articles for sale to the public. Money realized from the project goes toward enlargement of the church, which is scheduled for the spring.

Members of the parish have been working on food, clothing, and financial help for the St. Mary Mission in Omak.

Several local organizations in Tonasket are headed this year by parish members, Les Wahrgren is president of the Tonasket PTA, and Mrs. Earl Pheasant is president of the District Nurses’ Organization.

– Mrs. Earl C. Sawyer, Correspondent

Ritzville: Members of St. Agnes’s Altar Society held their annual food sale and bazaar in November. It was the most successful since the event was started a number of years ago. The food booth and the bazaar both were sold out within an hour.

Altar Society members are now making plans for a children’s Christmas Party to be held December 20. A potluck dinner will feature the party. Chairman for the dinner are Mrs. Victor Hilzer, Mrs. James Peppers and Mrs. Winston Reimers.

– Mrs. Ralph Gillis, Correspondent

St. Augustine: The annual antique show and sale of the St. Augustine’s Altar Society realized a profit of $1,200 this year, according to a report read by Mrs. L.H. Milot at the November meeting of the society. The meeting was held in the house of Mrs. John H. O’Shea, Mrs. O’Shea was assisted as hostess by Mrs. E.L. Breene. Father Buckley was present at the meeting and thanked the club for its effort on behalf of the parish.

A parish member, Miss Terry Connolly, took time out from her studies at Seattle University to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Connolly.

Waitsburg: A Cana Conference at St. Mark’s Parish hall in Waitsburg was featured by the attendance of 16 couples from Dayton, Prescott, and Waitsburg. The conference was conducted by Father Joseph Pash, pastor of St. Agnes’ Parish in Ritzville, assisted by Father Victor Bresnikar. The conference was concluded with a renewal of marriage vows and Benediction.

Mr. and Mrs.Walter Weber, who have been members of St. Mark Parish for 20 years, are moving to Walla Walla. The family has been very active in parish activities.


From the Inland Register
Volume 42, No. 11
25 Years Ago: Dec. 4, 1984

Holy Names Sisters Foundation awards grants

The Apostolic Grant Program of the Holy Names Foundation has awarded 22 grants to assist Holy Names Sisters in their ministries and educational programs.

The largest of the 1984 grants, $2,600, is awarded to the Holy Names School in Lesotho, South Africa, where the Sisters have operated schools and clinics since 1931. The grant will be used to supply water to their school and village.

A smaller grant for medical supplies is awarded to Sisters at their clinic in Arequipa, Peru, a mission since 1961.

A $500 grant is awarded to four Holy Names Sisters teaching and tutoring rural poor blacks in their Jonestown, Miss., a mission site which opened last August.

Grants totaling $6,000 are awarded to 12 ministries or services directed by Holy Names Sisters serving in Spokane. Among the Sisters receiving grants are Sister Marianne Therese Wilkenson, director of Daybreak of Spokane; Sister Mary Hurley, founder-director of Spokane Nazareth House, a residential home for developmentally disabled men; and Sister Carol Lee, resident pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish for parish services.

A $500 grant for computer software is awarded to Sister Marcia O’Neill, principal of St. Patrick School. Emergency funds are given to Sister Aloysia Maria Harnan for the Jail Outreach Program she administers. Sister Aletha Deegan receives a grant for her visitation program to the elderly and the impaired in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Sister Joan Shea receives funds for her work in the diocesan program in special education at St. Aloysius School. Sister Nadine Hall receives a grant to provide financial aid to needy talented music students.

The Music Center of the Holy Names Center at Fort Wright is awarded over $2,000 for its music programs, which will be used for scholarships, a junior high choir program, Suzuki violin lessons for the very young, and concert programs.

(Father Caswell is the diocese’s Ecumenical Relations Officer and archivist for the Inland Register, and a frequent contributor to this publication.)

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