Seattle University grad to receive Medal of Honor

By Anna Weaver Former Army Capt. William Swenson, a Seattle resident and graduate of Seattle Catholic schools, will become the latest Medal of Honor recipient Oct. 15 for his actions “beyond the call of duty” during a 2009 Afghanistan battle.

Seeking to break the cycle of poverty

New Seattle Nativity School fosters positive environment, accelerated learning SEATTLEBy Terry McGuire Saundra Montgomery’s whole family was excited when her 11-year-old grandson, Siaire Washington, gained admittance to Seattle Nativity School after successfully completing its summer program.

Assumption School celebrates 100 years

Three days of festivities mark Bellingham school’s birthday BELLINGHAMBy Armando Machado Assumption School is marking its 100th anniversary with a proclamation by Bellingham’s mayor and three days of festivities that include a Sept. 21 Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Peter Sartain.

Parish to screen St. Augustine movie

St. Nicholas Parish in Gig Harbor (3510 Rosedale St) will hold eight screening of the 2012 film Restless Heart, about the life of St. Augustine, on Sunday and Monday evenings in September and October.

Tukwila parish celebrates milestone, diversity

TUKWILABy Savio Pham Members of Saint Thomas Parish in Tukwila and nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Seattle joined efforts to host an outdoor Mass and cultural festival Sept. 7.