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Faith shines through Sacred Heart Church windows

 

August 24, 2022

Marissa Conklin

ALL IN GOOD FAITH – Father Paul Magnano tells the stories of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church stained-glass windows every Friday. He stands in front of the church Aug. 12 to tell the Weekly News his story.

He is a tireless champion of hope with a keen eye for history.

And at age 80, Father Paul Magnano (pronounced Mun-yawn-o) is focused on both as he reflects on the beautiful stained-glass windows at historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church as vessels to cast light on what were the hopes and achievements of early local parishioners and clergy.

Magnano, who grew up in Seattle, is especially fond of La Conner history and that of Sacred Heart, on the corner of Douglas and Fourth streets, where he initially served as priest from 1986 to 1998 and has since returned to pastor here and at other smaller...



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