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Saturday, 31 December 2016 06:42

Seattle Chapter: Working Together

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In Seattle, Fr. Tom Marti, MM, and Anna Clarke Johnson,
Team Leader for the Western Region,
Maryknoll US Mission Education

Connections. The Seattle Chapter makes a point of maintaining contacts with missioners in the field and contributing to mission efforts. Ralph Maughan (Western Region Co-coordinator) will be connecting with Br. Tim Raible, MM, and Br. John Beeching, MM, in Bangkok, Thailand, in early 2017. For many years, Br. Tim was assigned to mission promotion from the Seattle Maryknoll House, where the Seattle Chapter meets. 

Returned Lay Missioners (l to r) Joe Hastings and Roger and Kitty Schiltz at the Seattle Maryknoll Christmas Party

Support. The Seattle Chapter has also contributed financially to both missioners’ efforts and helped with hurricane recovery efforts in Haiti through contributions to Renate Schneider’s non-profit (www.haitianconnection.org/). Under discussion are future donations to Fr. Bob McCahill, MM, to Sr. Julia Shideler, MM, one of the youngest Maryknoll sisters (Sr. Julia, who grew up in Washington, teaches high school in East Timor, where she has been for many years; her parents have attended Seattle Affiliate Chapter meetings.), and to Affiliates Kitty Madden in Nicaragua, and Pat and Mary Denevan in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Community. For fun, the Seattle Affiliates helped decorate the Seattle Maryknoll House in preparation for the Maryknoll Christmas party. Returned Maryknoll Lay Missioners Joe Hastings and Roger and Kitty Schiltz also attended the Christmas Party (photo).  The Schiltzes have been Seattle Affiliates before and after being Lay Missioners. Several members of the Seattle Chapter plan to attend the 2017 MAC in Guatemala, connecting with our world community of Affiliates.

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