In Brief This Week: EWTN appearance, bicycle priest and immigration reform

News briefs from around the Archdiocese of Seattle

Sacred Story on EWTN

Father William WatsonJesuit Father William Watson, the president of the Sacred Story Institute in Seattle, will appear on EWTN Live with fellow Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa on May 28 at 5 p.m. PST. The live taping will be rerun on May 28 at 10 p.m., May 29 at 6 a.m. and June 1 at 1 a.m.

Father Watson, who writes Northwest Catholic’s “Sacred Story” column based on his book of the same name, will discuss his institute and its research into building a better prayer life through the Ignatian “examen” method.


Immigration reform prayer week

Justice for Immigrants logoThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants program sponsors a nationwide week of prayer, June 2-8, tied to the feast of Pentecost. Each day will look at a different immigration issue and can be adapted for individuals and groups.

On June 1 and June 8, parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle will have pulpit and bulletin announcement about this “On Fire for Immigration Reform” week. Find out more at


Bicycle evangelization

 Father Bob McCahill in Bangladesh
Maryknoll Society


Maryknoll Father Bob McCahill has spent close to 40 years ministering in Bangladesh. There he rides a bicycle as he moves from village to village, caring for the sick and poor in the predominantly Muslim country.

Father McCahill will speak about his ministry in a “Dialogue of Life” talk, June 3 from 7-8 p.m., in the Arrupe room at Seattle’s St. Joseph Church. For more information and to register for the event visit the event page.



May 27, 2014