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 Daughters assisting Tanzania orphanage

the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 20, 2011 edition of the Inland Register)

From left: Local Catholic Daughters of the Americas Bernadine Kuttner, Pat Wardian, Marie Fischer, Shirley Brock, Sister Catherine Niyonsenga FSSB, Teri Reed, and Father Sixmund Nyabenda. Sister Catherine and Father Sixmund are directly associated with the Tanzanian orphanage being assisted by Washington State Catholic Daughters Courts. (IR photo courtesy of Bernadine Kuttner)

Washington State’s Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Courts are working together on the “Brick by Brick” project to help support an orphanage in Tanzania.

The “Brick by Brick” project was formed to build a school for the children at the Little Angels Home Orphanage and other children living in the Diocese of Rulenge in Tanzania. All the Courts of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas throughout the State of Washington are lending their support to the development of a new pre-primary and primary school, including a dormitory, a well, and a waste-water system.

In July, officers of the CDA State Court met with Sister Pulcheria Iholana FSSB, the Superior General of the Congregation which administers the orphanage. Sister Pulcheria related how this project will help break the cycle of poverty and neglect faced by most families in her diocese. This project aligns well with CDA Mission to promote justice, equality, and advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.

A gourmet Chinese dinner prepared by Jack Louie to benefit the project is planned for Nov. 5 at St. Thomas More Parish. A social begins at 6 p.m., with dinner from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with guest speakers. Tickets are $25. Call 467-0290 or 448-9710.

Donations may also be made by calling the same. Make checks out to Living Waters International and reference made to “Brick by Brick.”

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