Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302

Ordinations in Rome

the Inland Register

(From the Oct. 26, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Kenneth T. St. Hilaire and Lucas E. Tomson, seminarians studying for the Diocese of Spokane at North American College, Rome, were ordained to the diaconate Oct. 5. Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, Archbishop of the Military Services for the United States of America, ordained the men at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter Basilica, Vatican City. Several individuals from the Spokane Diocese traveled to Rome for the occasion. In the top photo, from left, are seminarian James Peak, Deacon Rod Popiel, Msgr. Robert Pearson, Deacons Don Whitney and Scott Brockway, Father Tom Connolly (partially obscured), Fathers Paul Vevik and Richard Poole, Deacon John Sicilia, Father Darrin Connall, Deacon Kenneth St. Hilaire, Father Gene Tracy, Deacon Luke Tomson, and seminarian Kris Leistritz. Also in attendance was Msgr. John Steiner, who took both photos. In the photo below: Back row, from left, are Fathers Tom Connolly, Darrin Connall, Richard Poole, and Gene Tracy. In the front row are newly-ordained Deacons Kenneth St. Hilaire and Lucas Tomson, and seminarian Kris Leistritz. (IR photos)

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