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Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Two ordained as priests of the Spokane Diocese

by Eric Meisfjord, Editor, Inland Register

(From the July 16, 2015 edition of the Inland Register)

Bishop Thomas Daly ordained Deacons David Kruse and Kyle Ratuiste as priests of the Diocese of Spokane on Friday, June 19, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane.

Both have received their first assignments. Both will serve as parochial vicars: Father Kruse at St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane, and Father Ratuiste at the three parishes in Walla Walla.

Father Kruse and Father Ratuiste completed priestly formation by studying theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus provided the honor guard for the ordination Mass on June 19. (IR photo by Eric Meisfjord)

Seminarians from the Spokane Diocese and the Archdiocese of Seattle acted as altar servers. (IR photo by Eric Meisfjord)

Bishop Daly prepares to vest for Mass. (IR photo by Rich Breshears)

Deacon Kruse speaks with Bishop Daly before Mass begins. With them is Father Steve Dublinski, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Spokane. (IR photo by Rich Breshears)

The two men to be ordained stand with their families. (IR photo by Eric Meisfjord)

Deacons Ratuiste and Kruse stand before the community of faith. (IR photo by Rich Breshears)

Bishop Daly extends his hands in prayer. (IR photo by Eric Meisford)

Bishop Daly imposes hands on Deacon Ratuiste. (IR photo by Rich Breshears)

Priests from throughout the diocese took part in the ordination Mass. (IR photo by Eric Meisfjord)

The men to be ordained are prostrate as the community prays. (IR photo by Mary Ann Breshears)

Father Ratuiste, Father Kruse, Bishop Daly, and Deacon John Sicilia stand at the altar. (IR photo by Eric Meisfjord)

Father Ratuiste gives his first priestly blessing to Bishop Daly. (IR photo by Rich Breshears)


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