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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

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


‘Breakfast with the Bishop’ in April and May at IHRC

the Inland Register

(From the March 17, 2016 edition of the Inland Register)

For the first time, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center (IHRC) in Spokane will offer a Mother-Daughter Retreat titled “God’s Lovely Daughter” the weekend of April 8-10.

The retreat – for young women age 12-17 and their mother, grandmother, aunt, etc. – will be under the direction of the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church.

As the daughter of St. Joachim and the spiritual daughter of God the Father, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is the model for every young woman in her openness to God’s Will – her “yes.”

  The retreat will include fun, spiritual events, the sacraments and Mass, crafts, conferences, and more, with some events for the young people and some for the adults.

Also included will be a candlelight outdoor rosary, crowning of the Blessed Mother, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, living rosary, hikes and outdoor Stations, a special fancy dress dinner, games, and time with the Sisters.

The weekend begins with registration on Friday at 6 p.m. and extends through lunch on Sunday. Cost is $294 for mother and daughter and $64 per additional daughter.

• On Wednesday, April 13, IHRC will host a silent day of prayer titled “Understanding Lectio Divina: An Intimate Encounter with the Living God.” The speaker will be Father Brian Sattler (left), ordained to the priesthood in 2014 and now administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Colbert.

Lectio Divina is a prayer practice that uses Scripture as a context of prayer. It includes four basic steps for reading God’s Word to meditate, pray and contemplate. The practice changes those who take part in it.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with recitation of the rosary, and includes two conferences, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Mass, and lunch, and concludes with Adoration, ending at 3 p.m. The cost is $38 per person; $48 with the use of a private room for the day.

Father Sattler is a Spokane native who attended Gonzaga University, Mount Angel Seminary, and San Anselmo, Rome. He has degrees in philosophy, theology and Scripture.

• “Breakfast with Bishop Skylstad” is scheduled for Thursday, April 14, and Tuesday, May 17, at IHRC.

The breakfasts begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 10 a.m. The morning includes the opportunity to participate in Mass, eat breakfast, socialize with the bishop, and hear a talk from him as well.

His April talk is titled “Being Intentionally Catholic – a Basic Decision of Life”; May’s talk is “From Pews to Shoes – Walking the Talk.” Cost for each event is $15 per person.

Bishop William Skylstad (right) is the former Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane and the Diocese of Yakima. He has served as a pastor, a seminary rector, a diocesan administrator, and served as the vice president and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

He retired from the Spokane Diocese in 2010, but remains active as a teacher and presenter, nationally and internationally.

For information and registration for these and other IHRC programs, visit the web site – www. ihrc.net – or call (509) 448-1224.

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

(Inland Register file photos)


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