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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Colbert parish hosts women’s spirituality forum in November

the Inland Register

(From the Sept. 30, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)

The Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) alumni of St. Joseph Parish in Colbert will host a weekend forum for women, titled “The Grace of Friendship – Women as Spiritual Friends and Companions,” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6.

The presenter is Benedictine Sister Paula Hagen from St. Paul Monastery in St. Paul, Minn.

Sister Paula is the co-founder of Ministry of Mother’s Sharing, a parish education process that uses a facilitation model of peer ministry. She is a nationally recognized consultant in the area of Family Ministry, an accomplished writer, a MOMS retreat director, and trainer in lay ministry.

The forum will focus on Mary and Elizabeth as Biblical models of spirituality and friendship, exploring how to apply the grace of friendship in life.

Women of all ages and all stages in life are invited to attend the forum on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6; from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided).

Registration is $15 per person.

For registration information contact Mary Bloom at 465-4540, or e-mail Kandesmama@; or Sue Kerschen at 464-2984, email

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