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

Deer Park parish anniversary

the Inland Register

(From the March 15, 2012 edition of the Inland Register)

Bishop Cupich visited St. Mary’s Presentation Parish in Deer Park on Feb. 9 to celebrate a special Mass marking the one-year anniversary of the dedication of the new church. In addition to the many parishioners who attended the Mass and the reception afterwards, the bishop and Father Al Grasher, pastor, welcomed Tom Gordon (right), CEO of Catholic Extension, and Joe Boland, Catholic Extension’s executive grants person. Both had traveled from Memphis, Tenn., to appreciate the new church. Catholic Extension made a $50,000 grant to the parish last year, announced at the dedication, to help with the financing of the new church. According to its web site, Catholic Extension “provides funding and resources to under-resourced dioceses and parishes through programs and services investing in people, infrastructure and ministries,” based on “need, passion and commitment to the growth of the Catholic faith.” Extension has distributed nearly $500 million to communities across the United States since 1905. (IR photo courtesy of Fran Hailey)

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