Dominican sister with Seattle connection professes perpetual vows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Among the 11 young women making their perpetual profession of the simple vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn., on July 22 was Sister John Peter Clarke, the daughter of Leo and Kathleen Clarke, members of Blessed Sacrament Parish…

Roadwork paves way for growth at Holy Cross Parish

LAKE STEVENSBy John WolcottWhen long-awaited turn lanes on SR 92 are finished in late August, Holy Cross parishioners will have easier and safer access to the church property — and the parish can move ahead with expansion efforts.

Seven habits for keeping Catholic marriages healthy

KIRKLANDBy Susan Eick Keeping a Catholic marriage strong was a hot topic at Holy Family Parish Aug. 5 — more than 265 people showed up to hear Sarah Bartel talk about “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Marriages.”

Sakuma workers back on the job, but concerns remain

BURLINGTONBy Armando Machado A stepped-up interfaith effort continued July 30 to provide moral support for more than 200 migrant farmworkers from the three Sakuma berry fields in the Skagit Valley — workers who have walked off the job three times since July 11.

A tribute to Lou Guzzo

BY JENNIFER SOKOL During his 70 years in Seattle, Lou Guzzo was a passionate communicator, pouring out hundreds of news stories and opinion pieces as a writer, editor and TV commentator. Guzzo died June 29. He was 94.

For the priesthood: Mass, presentations, and bicycling

MOUNT VERNONBY ARMANDO MACHADO Several dozen people attended a special Mass in celebration of the priesthood at Immaculate Conception Church in Mount Vernon on Monday, July 29. It was part of the second annual “Pedaling the Priesthood” effort.