Rev. Fr. David B. Gaines
Ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 27th, 2014. Fr. Gaines was very blessed to serve his first four years of priesthood in the great town of Walla Walla, WA. With great joy, Fr. Gaines was called by God and Bishop Daly to start serving St. Francis Xavier Parish and St. Patrick Parish on July 1, 2018 as Parish Administrator. He has a deep love for the Sacred Liturgy and believes it is through this Opus Dei (the work of God), that our lives and our beliefs are transformed in Christ. Fr. Gaines also enjoys getting to know individuals and families, has fun playing board games and talking about Sci-fi Movies, and you may see him in the neighborhood for his morning rosary walk.
Rev. Fr. William Slattery, Ph.D, Ph.L, S.T.L
Born in Ireland, Fr. Slattery was ordained to the priesthood by
Saint John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica in 1991. He is the author of Heroism and Genius (Ignatius Press) and The Logic of Truth (Leonardo da Vinci Press). He has appeared on EWTN and has been interviewed by many Catholic and non-Catholic mass media. His books are available on Amazon.com. Other texts are available from the Society of Ignatians.
Although assigned to St. Francis Xavier, his time is dedicated
mostly to preaching retreats outside of the diocese, to lecturing in a variety of countries (especially for the promotion of the Traditional Latin Mass), and to completing another five books upon which he is working.
Mr. MIles Ormsby
A student at Eastern Washington University, Miles has worked at St. Francis Xavier Parish since the spring of 2016. In addition to serving as the secretary, Miles is also active in catechesis, and has long served as a sacristan and acolyte for the extraordinary form mass. His areas of particular interest are church history and early modern literature.