Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington
Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302
October 2, 2008
by Father Tom Caswell, for the Inland Register
(From the Oct. 2, 2008 edition of the Inland Register)
Friday, February 18, 1944
K. of C. Initiate 27 New Members in Walla Walla
Walla Walla – (St. Patrick Parish) – Sunday, Feb. 6, long will be remembered by Michael Flohr Council 766 of the Knights of Columbus. At the 7:30 Mass, celebrated by the Very Rev. John J. Callahan, pastor of St. Patrick Church, 80 members and candidates of the K. of C. received Communion.
The initiation ceremonies began at 1:30 p.m., at which time the officers of the local council conducted the first two-degrees, led by Grand Knight Henry Melancon. The major degree was supervised by Thomas R.E. Barry, district deputy from Spokane. Twenty-seven new members were knighted.
The Spanish ballroom of the Grand hotel was the scene of the banquet that followed. Nearly 200 were in attendance. The toastmaster was Norman Herring, district deputy. Guests and speakers were Father Callahan, the Rev. John O’Hara, S.J., of Pendleton; the Rev. Albert Austen, chaplain of the local council; Thomas Barry, Joseph Behrens, Grand Knight J. N. Powers of Pendleton; Al Schott, state financial secretary; Mrs. R. R. Lowden, grand regent of the C.D. of A., and Mrs. Norman Herring, C.D. of A. district deputy, of Walla Walla. Stephen Paietta furnished accordion music.
The Knights of Columbus of Walla Walla have made a great stride in membership in the last few months, having attained 500 percent of their quota. They hope to enroll many more before June 30.
Parish Cited for Giving Pastor to Armed Services
Uniontown — A citation from the War department has been awarded to St. Boniface Parish in recognition of the fact that St. Boniface’s gave its pastor, the Rev. Cyril Feisst, “that he might serve God and country as a chaplain in the armed forces of the United States.”
Father Armand LaVerdiere, acting chaplain in Pullman, preached the sermon Sunday, Jan. 30, and made the presentation.
Father Hugo Pautler of Clarkston blessed a beautiful American flag which was erected to the Church in honor of Father Feisst, and a service banner in honor of all the men from the parish in the service.
A splendid honor roll made by the sisters was placed in the entry. The special service closed with solemn Benediction.
(Father Caswell is archivist and Ecumenical Relations Officer for the Diocese of Spokane, and a regular contributor to this publication.)