We the members of the East Lewis County
Catholic communities, are a faithful, loving, caring, spirit filled,
sacramental community. We are a family strengthened by love and prayer,
praising God through devotion, song and action. We seek to do Jesus
Christ's mission by being gifted peacemakers in our homes, communities
and world. We welcome the new, the wandering, the poor and the unloved.
As a Spirit filled community we seek a deeper more personal
relationship with Jesus Christ as we strive to spread the Good news of
Who we are.
Church built in 1914 was served by the Franciscan priest of the
Cowlitz Mission, Toledo, until 1968 when it became a mission of the new
Sacred Heart Parish in Morton. In February 1989 this picturesque church
overlooking Mayfield Lake was lost in a fire. On May 9, 1993 Archbishop
Thomas Murphy blessed and dedicated the new St. Yves Church pictured
here. To see a larger image of St. Yves, and the interior, click here
or on photograph.
If you are heading east on Highway 12, you
will pass the DeGoede
farm after Silver
Creek, but before Mossyrock. St. Yves is near Mossyrock, where the
blinking yellow light is on Highway 12. Go north on 122 (a.k.a. Harmony
Rd.) about a mile(map). Ike Kinswa state park is about a
mile further north.
In 1919 Sacred
was built in Mineral and served the community until 1929. In 1922
Sacred Heart Mission was established in Morton, as a mission of St.
the Woods, Tacoma, until 1968 when it become a parish with a
resident pastor. The present building was dedicated on Palm Sunday,
April 7, 1963 by Archbishop Thomas Connally. You can see how the interior
when built, along with Fr. Prouty who built it. It looks very much the
same today. Full
Sacred Heart is at 7th and Adams in Morton. (Map.)