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

Tonasket celebration

the Inland Register

(From the July 21, 2011 edition of the Inland Register)

Saturday, June 18, was cause for a community-wide celebration in Tonasket, where 11 children received Confirmation and First Eucharist at Holy Rosary Parish. After two years of sacramental preparation, Bishop Blase Cupich conferred the sacraments, bringing these children into the fullness of the faith. The small brick church was packed to standing room only as friends and family overfilled the pews. A celebratory feast followed in the church hall, featured multi-cultural dishes ranging from roast pork and potatoes to refried beans and posole. Pictured in the first row, from left, are Brianna Gutierrez, Esmeralda Pineda, Rielan Bretz, Victor Flores, Heidi Cruz, Luis Casarrubias, and altar server Chad Bretz. From left in the second row are Michael Gonzalez, Dakota Wisdom, Javier Hernandez, Emma Alexander, and Salvador Ramos, with Bishop Cupich and Father David Kuttner, pastor of Holy Rosary. (IR photo courtesy of Ann Figenshow)

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