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2018 Celebration of Light

On Saturday, September 15, our Catholic community gathered to raise money in support of Catholic education in eastern Washington. We were honored to have grade school children emcee the event from Holy Family in Clarkston, Assumption in Walla Walla, St. Charles, St. Mary, and All Saints

Kalen Niblock, a current sophomore at Gonzaga University (graduate of St. Thomas More and Gonzaga Preparatory), and Father Kyle Ratuiste were our speakers that evening. Cataldo Catholic School students performed “Christ be our Light” and “Go Light your World.”

Thank you to those who attended our celebration. Please contact our office for information about how you can support our 16 schools and 4,291 students!

For more info about the Celebration of Light, please contact Debbie Battaglia at 509-744-3257 or dbattaglia@dioceseofspokane.org

Ann Doherty


In order to honor Ann, the Nazareth Guild created the Ann Doherty Award for Lifetime Achievement in Catholic Education.  Ann’s lifetime was filled with the grace and power of Catholic education and this award is given to an individual who has also given his or her life to the promotion and support of Catholic education.

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