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


Matthew Nicks ordained a deacon April 29 at Assumption Church

Story and photos by Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor, Inland Register

(From the May 24, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Matthew Nicks, a seminarian studying for the Diocese of Spokane, was ordained to the diaconate Sunday, April 29, by Bishop William Skylstad at Assumption Church, Spokane, where Deacon Nicks has been engaged in a year of pastoral ministry.

In August, he will return to North American College, Rome, where he will complete his seminary studies prior to ordination to the priesthood for the Spokane Diocese.

Deacon Nicks, 23, is a native of Spokane, where his family belongs to St. Peter Parish.

Matthew Nicks stands before the community.

Bishop Skylstad prays over the man about to be ordained to the diaconate.

Deacon Nicks stands beside Bishop Skylstad during the Eucharistic Prayer.

Father Gene Tracy vests Deacon Nicks.

Deacon Nicks bows after incensing the congregation.

Deacon Nicks elevates the chalice.


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