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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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the Inland Register

(From the May 2, 2002 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Mary Liguori (Mary Ellen) Gores SSND

Sister Mary Liguori Gores of the School Sisters of Notre Dame died April 9 at Good Counsel Provincial House, Mankato, Minn.

The funeral Mass was celebrated April 12; vespers were prayed for her the evening before.

Sister Mary Liguori was 94 years old.

She was born on a farm near Wabasso, Minn. After graduating from high school she worked for a year in a general store. She and her younger sister, Alice, entered Religious life together, joining their older sister, Josephine, who had entered in 1921.

She made first profession in 1930 and taught for many years in the Midwest, New England, and in the Spokane Diocese in Clarkston and Colton.

She so loved her ministry of teaching that she continued to teach, in various ways, even during the years after her retirement in 1979.

Sister Mary O'Donnell SNJM

Sister Mary (Maurita Theresa) O’Donnell, a Holy Names Sister for 73 years, died April 9 in Oregon at age 99.

The funeral Mass was celebrated April 15 at Marylhurst, Ore.

She was born in Seattle, Wash., and was educated there in Catholic schools through most of high school. She completed high school in Minnesota; after graduation she moved to Oregon and entered the novitiate in 1926.

Her ministries were many and personal. She served in several different localities, including Holy Names Academy in Spokane.

She entered the Care Center at Marylhurst in 1998.

Remembrances can be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Ministry or Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 411, Marylhurst, OR 97036.

Sister Monica Ann (Clara) Taylor SNJM

Sister Monica Ann Taylor died April 9 in Grandview, Wash.

She was 77 years old; she had been a Holy Names Sister for nearly 60 years.

She graduated from Holy Names Academy, Spokane, in 1941 and entered the novitiate the following year. She made her vows in 1944.

She held an education degree from Marylhurst College. She went on to teach in the middle grades before beginning her ministry as bursar and bookkeeper. She served in that capacity in several Holy Names ministries in the Northwest, including Holy Names Academy, Fort Wright College, and Provincial Administration in Spokane. She retired to the Care center in 1999.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names Retirement Fund, 2911 W. Fort Wright Dr., Spokane, WA 99224.

Father C. Patrick Carroll SJ

Jesuit Father Pat Carroll, widely beloved priest and pastor, drowned while swimming in the sea at San Juan de Alima in Michoacan, Mexico on Wednesday, April 10, 2002.

The vigil service was April 19 at St. Joseph Church, Yakima. Funeral Masses, in English and Spanish, were celebrated there April 20. Another funeral Mass was celebrated April 22 at St. Aloysius Church, Spokane. A memorial Mass, celebrated by Bishop Carlos Sevilla SJ of Yakima, was April 23 at St. Joseph Church, Yakima. Burial was April 24 at the Jesuit cemetery at Mt. St. Michael's.

Father Carroll - "Father Patricio," as he was known – died while on sabbatical. He was planning to return to parish ministry at summer's end.

His last assignment was at St. Joseph Parish, Yakima. As a friend of Hispanic people, his voice was heard city-wide regarding racial prejudice and labor relations. His preaching was uncompromising, yet always bringing the Gospel message of hope and healing to those who sorely needed it. He put his faith on the line numerous times on behalf of the disadvantaged; twice he was jailed in California during the 1960s in attempts to gain rights for farm workers.

Father Carroll was born in Spokane on Oct. 11, 19.33. His schooling began at St. Augustine Grade School and continued at Gonzaga Prep. After two years at the University of Idaho, he entered the Jesuit novitiate at Sheridan Ore. Philosophy studies were at Mount St. Michael's in Spokane.

Three years of teaching at Seattle Preparatory School were followed by theological studies at Willowdale, Ontario. He was ordained to the priesthood in Spokane in l966.

His wide range of gifts was put to use in diverse Jesuit assignments. His affinity for young people was utilized with great effectiveness during his tenure as campus minister and teacher of speech and communications at Gonzaga University.

He was an associate pastor at St. Luke Parish in Woodburn, Ore., and finally, pastor at St. Joseph Church in Yakima, where he oversaw its rebuilding after the recent disastrous fire which destroyed most of the church. The dedication last December included a baptismal font in the name of "Padre Patricio."

Father Carroll is survived by his sisters Florence Carroll Riley and Mary Carroll.

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