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Friday, April 16, 1965 Q e THE ROGRESS-.--Page 23 -0. THE DR. RAYMOND J. CLARK family, above, are from left, top row: Nancy, Mark, Dr. Ray Clark, Mrs. Betty Clark, Susan, Sara, John; bottom row: Maureen, Kathleen, Fatrieia. Rebecca, Steven, Pauline. CFM in Archdiocese of Seattle By Dr. Raymond J. and Betty Clark The Christian Family Movement began in 1946 as a result of the desire of several couples in and about Chicago to develop a program that would give some continuity to the challenge presented Catholic couples by the already functioning Cana Conferences in that Archdiocese. Its local success and subsequent inter- national growth is a tribute to the dedication, foresight and accomplishments of these couples. The first introduction of CFM into the Archdiocese of Seattle occured in 1954. Father Englebert Axer SJ gathered a small group of alumnae and associates of Seattle University to tell them of his experiences  while teaching Philosophy at Sophia University, Tokyo. To those fortunate enough to have been in that group, his story presented an obvious challenge as he told of "his Introduction and subsequent development of this movement in japan, c Meeting monthly those first few years little or no growth occured as few realized the profound changes this oe0icateo przest was making in their lives. The members of that early group still active in CFM are: Dr. William and Marcella Stapleton of St. Joseph; John and Patty Toutonghl of St. Patrick's; Larry and Roberta Benedict of Holy Rosary; Dr. John and Katy McKay of St. Joseph; Tim and Betty Harn, st. Joseph; and Tom and Nancy Pettinger of St. Joseph's. No one thing served as a greater catalyst to growth in this area than the influx of couples and priests with a background of enthusiasm and experience in this move- ment. Father Joseph M. Agius OP who had been actJve as the chaplain at Blessed Sacrament, was succeeded " ' ........ 'Ni ,caJ' Hafs 'a blossoming organza flowers clustered 'beautifully s ! with teaves.., proof hat hats are more flattering than ever. ll'r/ It's 15.98. Other lower hats in'many  clors, many shapes, from 8.98 / Crossroads, Forest Park Center /r" WILL ROSS McDonald& I ! Inc. McEarry Co. Seattle Fuel Co. o, W.s,00.00on I AT "2-6600 I Physicians, Hospital iNSURANCE I " ,o ,,.. ,.,,co o,-,, ,.., I .d N-.i, .o,. BROKERS I OIL BURNIR= SIIIVICIB i Equipment and 140] Madison I TEXACO FUEL CHIEF" I Supplies I HEATING OIL J EA. 2.7505 EA. 9-2300 J 1401 W. Nidtwsal St. j 2001.22nd S. SEATTLE S'' I S"tU' I i by Father Martin Donnelly OP, who brought with him experience from Portland. Jay and Marjorle Gionotti of St. Catherine's were also from Portland. Joe and Mary Ellen Thlmm gained their knowledge of CFM from Washington DC. This past two years has been one of rapid growth limited only by the already heavy responsibilities and" tight schedules of the clergy. By the spring of 1964 it was felt that this program was sufficiently mature to seek ecclesiastical approval. His Excellence, Arch- bishop Connolly, has not only given this recognition, but has been enthusiastic and interested in the continued development of the Christian Family Movement. Currently there are 20 parishes and 165 couples active in CFM in this Archdiosece of Seattle. Easter Greeting- /rom your | .......  ...... SO-S0 FOODII I. o, ,. and | ,. . L, * Mll.ql: MflDT I l...ommerc,a, = _..--.--, ,,,n,,, I Residential Convenient Shopping... Fresh and Frbzen Foods J SU ?.-9333 "nd pG/u;Sr'" / ELECTRICHOME Fine SeJecfion of Household I .E.VI..,, if,.., Items, Including Hosiery, I  K t,,ICw I1%,,, 5901 Californb $.W. Seeffh  Seattle EASTER GREETINGS HAVLICK'S AIJTO IIEIlIIILI) 1808 YALE SEATTLE ICJ. 3-3396 Easter Greetings Wash. Bldg. MU 2-3800 SeaR]e " S Easter Greeting From J,W. PHILLIPS DISTRIBUTING CO.INC: "kSDeed Queens *Gibson *Sylvania AT. 4-5010 351 EJliott West SEATFLE