Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will offer “Barbecue with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad” on Aug. 25. The theme is “The Family in the Modern World: the Challenges and the Opportunities.”
The barbecue will begin at 5 p.m. with Mass and continue until 8 p.m.
Skylstad is the bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Spokane, and the Former Bishop of Yakima and received his education at the Pontifical College Josephinum & Washington State University.
Cost for the event is $20 per person. Register in advance by calling (509)448-1224 or online at www.ihrc.net
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