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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane, to celebrate 20 years of Eucharistic Adoration Oct. 30

the Inland Register

(From the Sept. 30, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)

Dr. Tom Curran (left), author and Catholic Radio host, will be the keynote speaker for St. Thomas More Parish’s celebration of 20 years of Eucharistic Adoration on Saturday, Oct. 30. (IR photo courtesy of Sue Millersmith)

St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of establishing Eucharistic Adoration in the parish on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Guest speaker that day is Dr. Tom Curran, author and host of Sound Insight on Sacred Heart Radio, 970-AM, Monday-Friday from 8-9 a.m. He has written books on the Mass and one on Confession as well. He will talk on “the Power of the Eucharistic Presence” and “Six Stages of Eucharistic Prayer.”

Msgr. Pedro Ramírez, pastor of St. Thomas More, will give the welcoming. Deacon Doug Banks, principal of St. Thomas More School, will speak on the history, and Father Luta Nsubuga, parochial vicar, will lead the rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and Benediction. The Knights of Columbus will participate with their Color Guard.

Dr. Curran is Executive Director of, a ministry dedicated to helping Catholics live their faith more deeply.

In the past 20 years, he has given over 1,800 presentations to more than 350,000 people in 35 states and six countries.

He is the author of several books, including The Mass: Four Encounters With Jesus That Will Change Your Life. Last March he completed his second book in a series on the sacraments, Confession: Five Sentences That Will Heal Your Life.

At Dr. Curran offers video scripture reflections on a daily basis as well as a new live or on-demand video course each month.

He holds a graduate degree in theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Curran lives in Federal Way, Wash. with his wife, Kari, and their eight children.

The schedule for the 20th anniversary celebration:

7:30 a.m.: Mass, followed by coffee and donuts.
8:50 a.m.: Music: John Oss.
9 a.m.: Welcoming by Msgr. Ramírez, with the Knights of Columbus Color Guard.
9:30 a.m.: Deacon Doug Banks, History of the Eucharistic Presence.”
10 a.m.: Break
10:15 a.m.: Music Medley: John Oss.
10:20 a.m.: Testimonies: “What my prayer hour means to me.”
11 a.m.: Dr. Tom Curran: “The Power of the Eucharistic Presence.”
11:45 a.m.: Brown bag lunch.
12:50 p.m.: Music Medley: John Oss.
1 p.m.: Dr. Tom Curran: “Six Stages of Eucharistic Prayer.”
2 p.m.: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction: Father Luta Nsubuga.

In addition, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated in the chapel from 8-9 a.m. and noon-1 p.m.

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