Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 1453, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Okanogan pastor and bishop emeritus lead IHRC events in August

the Inland Register

(From the July 17, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)

Father Lucas Tomson (IR file photo)

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will present “Barbecue with Bishop Skylstad” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. The topic will be “Francis says… ‘Hop to It!’”

Connect with Bishop William Skylstad over a summer barbecue with beer and wine. His talk will take place over dessert and coffee on IHRC’s Sunset Terrace.

Bishop Skylstad is Bishop Emeritus of the Spokane Diocese, former bishop of the Diocese of Yakima, and former Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Baker, Ore. He was rector of what was then the Spokane Diocese’s high school seminary, Mater Cleri Seminary in Colbert, and served terms as vice president and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Cost for the event is $20 per person. Advance registration is requested.

The next day, Aug. 27, IHRC will host a Day of Prayer titled “Relentless Prayer, Restless Heart: Sts. Monica and Augustine,” presented by Father Lucas Tomson, pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Okanogan.

Father Tomson’s presentations will include a look at life in the fourth and fifth centuries as soon through St. Monica and her son, St. Augustine – both saints who overcame significant challenges on their separate roads to holiness.

The Day of Prayer begins with recitation of the rosary at 9 a.m. The day includes two conferences, confessions, Mass, and lunch, and closes with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 3 p.m.

Cost for the Day of Prayer is $35 per person, or $45 with the use of a private room.

For more information and registration for these and other IHRC programs, call (509) 448-1224 or visit the web site:

IHRC is located at 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd. in Spokane.

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