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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


Four ordained to priesthood for Spokane Diocese May 26

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

(From the June 9, 2011 edition of the Inland Register)

Priests from throughout the diocese, the nation, and the world joined the celebration May 26 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes as Bishop Blase Cupich ordained four men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Spokane.

Deacon Jeff Core and the other three deacons are prostrate as the assembly prays.

The four deacons who will be ordained to priesthood stand before the bishop and the community: from left are Deacons Jeff Core, Tyler Smedley, Jeff Lewis, and Jason Hiner.

Bishop Cupich extends his hands in prayer.

Father Dan Barnett vests Father Jeff Core.

Father George Haspedis and Father Mark Pautler bless those who will be ordained to priesthood.

Father Jason Hiner distributes Communion during the ordination Mass.

The newly ordained priests join Bishop Cupich at the altar: from left are Fathers Jeff Lewis, Jason Hiner, Tyler Smedley, and Jeff Core. (IR photos)


Official Appointments

After consultation with the Priests Personnel Committee, Bishop Blase J. Cupich has announced the following appointments:

Parochial Vicar/Teacher, Chaplain
Father Jeffrey Core
Assumption, St. Francis of Assisi,
and St. Patrick parishes, Walla Walla
Teaching, chaplaincy, DeSales High School, Walla Walla

Parochial Vicar Father Jason Hiner
St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane
Father Jeffrey Lewis
Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spokane
Father Tyler Smedley
Assumption, St. Francis of Assisi,
and St. Patrick parishes, Walla Walla
effective July 1, 2011

Announced at the Catholic Pastoral Center May 26, 2011

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