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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


Deacon Matthew Nicks ordained to priesthood June 27 for the Diocese of Spokane

the Inland Register

(From the July 3, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)

After completing priestly formation at North American College, Rome, Deacon Matthew Nicks was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Spokane by Bishop William Skylstad on Friday, June 27, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spokane

Father Nicks will return to Rome this fall for additional studies.

Members of the Knights of Columbus prepare to lead the procession into the Cathedral.

Deacon Nicks sits with his family at the beginning of the ordination Mass: his mother, Vickie; his father, Jim; and sister, Samantha.

Deacon Nicks is prostrate before the community as the people pray for him.

Father Mike Savelesky was among the priests participating in the ordination of Deacon Nicks to the priesthood.

Priests from throughout Eastern Washington gathered for the ordination Mass.

Father Nicks kneels before Bishop Skylstad.

Father Nicks joins Bishop Skylstad at the Cathedral altar. Also pictured: Deacons Matt Larsen and Kevin Oiland.

- Inland Register photos by Deacon Eric Meisfjord


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