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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 1453, Spokane WA 99210
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Bishop Cupich ordains five men as priests for Spokane Diocese

by Eric Meisfjord, Editor, Inland Register

(From the July 17, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)

(Inland Register photos by Eric Meisfjord)

On Friday, June 27, Bishop Blase Cupich ordained five men to the priesthood, for ministry in the Diocese of Spokane.

The ordination Mass was celebrated at St. Aloysius Church, adjacent to the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane.

Ordained as priests were Deacons David Gaines, Paul Heric, Brian Sattler, Curtis Seidel, and Dale Tuckerman.

All five men began assignments as parochial vicars on July 1.

Fathers Gaines and Sattler serve the three parishes in Walla Walla. Father Heric has been assigned to St. Rose of Lima, Cheney. Father Seidel has been assigned to St. Mary, Spokane Valley, and St. Joseph, Rockford. Father Tuckerman is the parochial vicar of St. Charles and Assumption parishes in Spokane.

Bishop Cupich’s homily for the ordination Mass can be found online at http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/bjc_2014/ordination-homily-062714.htm

The five men to be ordained priests share a lighter moment during the rehearsal for the ordination Mass. From left: Deacons David Gaines, Paul Heric, Brian Sattler, Curtis Seidel, and Dale Tuckerman. (IR photo courtesy of Breshears Professional Photography)

Father Jeff Core, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Pullman, and Msgr. Frank Bach, a retired priest of the diocese and former pastor of Sacred Heart, chat before the ordination Mass June 27 at St. Aloysius Church, Spokane. (IR photo courtesy of Breshears Professional Photography)

Priests of the diocese process into the church: Fathers Miguel Mejia, Pedro Bautista-Peraza, Thomas Connolly, and Matthew Larsen. (IR photo courtesy of Breshears Professional Photography)

Deacon Kyle Ratuiste proclaims the Gospel. (IR photo)

The five men are prostrate as the community prays. (IR photo courtesy of Breshears Professional Photography)

Bishop Blase Cupich imposes hands on Deacon Dale Tuckerman during the ordination Mass at St. Aloysius Church, Spokane. (IR photo)

Father Gene Tracy, pastor of St. Francis Xavier and St. Patrick parishes in Spokane, vests Father Seidel. (IR photo courtesy of Breshears Professional Photography)

Father Brian Sattler kneels before Bishop Cupich. (IR photo)

Bishop William Skylstad, Bishop Emeritus of the Spokane Diocese, exchanges the sign of peace with Father Gaines. (IR photo)

The newly ordained stand at the altar. (IR photo)


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