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BRIEF: Retreat center to host BBQ with the bishop

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Bishop Skylstad-2-1Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will offer “Barbecues with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad” on July 15 and Aug. 26.

The retreat center announced the barbecue is an opportunity to connect with Skylstad over a summer barbecue with beer and wine and hear a talk from him over dessert and coffee. The theme for the July 15 talk is What is this New Evangelization.”   On Aug. 26,the topic will be “Francis says… ‘Hop to It!’”

Skylstad is the bishop emeritus, Diocese of Spokane,  the former bishop of Yakima  and received his education at the Pontifical College Josephinum  and 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

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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