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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Bishop ordains three priests June 26 at Cathedral

the Inland Register

(From the July 2, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

Bishop William Skylstad ordained three priests for the Diocese of Spokane in an overflowing Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes the evening of June 26.

Ordained were Fathers David Kuttner, Matthew Larsen, and Kevin Oiland.

All three have received assignments as parochial vicars, effective Aug. 1, 2009.

Father Kuttner has been assigned to St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane; Father Larsen, St. Mary Parish, Spokane Valley; and Father Oiland, St. Patrick and St. Francis of Assisi parishes, Walla Walla, where he will also serve as a chaplain and teacher at DeSales High School.

(Inland Register photos)

Knights of Columbus from throughout the diocese formed an honor guard for the ordination Mass.

The deacons to be ordained priests are presented to the community gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The men to be ordained lie prostrate as the community prays for them.

Fathers Luke Tomson (left) and Al Grasher, together with other priests at the ordination Mass, impose hands on the ordinands.

Bishop Skylstad anoints Father Oiland’s hands.

The three new priests – Fathers Kevin Oiland, Matthew Larsen, and David Kuttner – join Bishop Skylstad in concelebrating the Mass.

Father Kuttner distributes Communion.

Father Larsen bestows his first priestly blessing on Bishop Skylstad.

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