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Local Secular Franciscans celebrate 100 years

Laity, clergy are drawn by the charism of St. Francis of Assisi TACOMABy Jennifer Sokol Shirley Hainse is the mother of six, but she has another vocation, as a Secular Franciscan.

Official Pastoral Appointments

The Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, having carefully assessed the needs of the People of God in the Archdiocese of Seattle, and after careful consultation with the Christian Faithful and the Priest Personnel Board, makes the following pastoral appointments in accord with the 1983 Code of Canon Law, effective July…

Knights spearhead Thanksgiving for 500

Parish delivers hot holiday meals with help of 150 drivers CAMASBy Janet Cleaveland When it comes to feeding people in need, the Knights of Columbus at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish think big for Thanksgiving.

Serving India’s needy

Parish was key to fulfilling Bellingham student's dream BELLINGHAMBy John WolcottTaylor Stevenson's dream of serving the poor in India began with a book.

Jimi Hendrix-themed Christmas tree among highlights of Providence fundraiser

SEATTLE Providence O' Christmas Trees, a fundraiser for Providence Senior and Community Services featuring 15 ornately decorated Christmas trees, will take place Dec. 2-4 at The Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave. Now in its 29th year, the event is one of Providence's largest annual fundraisers, raising $1.2 million in 2012…

Warm reception for Tent City 4

Homeless community finds 'generous' support at Mary, Queen of Peace Parish SAMMAMISHBy John Wolcott Hosting Tent City 4 is an inspiring experience for the homeless residents and the parishioners who welcomed them, according to Father Kevin Duggan, pastor of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish.

'Faith, friendship and education'

Arlington parish helps its sister parish in Kenya thrive ARLINGTONBy John Wolcott Catholics in Arlington and Darrington dug deep in 2006 to fill paper cups with bills and loose change — $19,000 in seed money to help build two water wells at their new sister parish in Kenya. Since then,…