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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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the Inland Register

(From the March 21, 2013 edition of the Inland Register)

Spokane Catholic Cemeteries schedule Memorial Day Masses

Masses will be celebrated at all three Spokane Catholic cemeteries on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

• Weather permitting, Bishop Blase Cupich will celebrate an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall, Spokane. Please bring your own chairs. If the weather is inclement, Mass will be moved to the chapel.
• Mass will be celebrated outdoors at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, 17825 E. Queen, Spokane Valley, or at St. Joseph Church, 4521 N. Arden Rd., Otis Orchards if weather is inclement.
• Mass at Queen of Peace Cemetery, adjacent to Immaculate Heart Retreat Center (IHRC), will be celebrated at 8 a.m. in IHRC’s chapel, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd. in Spokane.

Easter Palm Crosses are still available from Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services of Spokane (CFCS), while supplies last. The crosses are made from fresh palms, approximately 24x12 inches in size. Staff will place the crosses on grave sites at Holy Cross, Queen of Peace, and St. Joseph Cemeteries by Friday, March 29. $20/cross. Payment deadline is March 15. Information is available by calling CFCS: 467-5496.

Also at the cemeteries, Memorial Day Planter order forms will be available in early April. Information will be coming by mail, or visit the web site for more details: www.cathcem.org.

Semi-annual cleaning of the mausoleums at Holy Cross and St. Joseph Cemeteries will begin May 1. All personal décor should be removed for the month. Call CFCS for details: 467-5496.

‘United We Stand’

The St. Charles School Auction was held Feb. 9 with the theme “Hand in Hand, United We Stand.” One of the auction items was the flag in the photo, which was flown over Afghanistan on a KC135 refueling mission as a part of that mission. Petty Officer First Class Raymond Pope and Petty Officer Second Class Patrick Udell are pictured holding the flag during the auction. (IR photo courtesy of St. Charles School)

Gaillardetz to deliver Flannery Lecture March 21

Richard R. Gaillardetz, the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will deliver Gonzaga University’s 37th annual Flannery Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. The lecture, titled “Vatican II: An Unfinished Building Site,” is free and open to the public.

Vatican II is the popular name for the Second Vatican Council, an assembly of all the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church held from 1962-1965.

Gaillardetz said Vatican II – once described by German theologian Hermann Pottmeyer as “an unfinished building site” – represents a daring project that has not been completed. In this lecture, Gaillardetz will discuss why the project was, in many ways, left fragmentary and then outline the responsibilities pertinent for the Catholic Church to undertake if it is to complete the unfinished agenda of Vatican II.

An ecclesiologist who earned his doctorate in systematic theology from University of Notre Dame, Gaillardetz is an expert on ecumenical councils, particularly the Second Vatican Council. Recently, he co-wrote Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II (Liturgical Press, 2012) which presents a less intimidating and more accessible introduction to the vision of the Vatican II.


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