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New cookbook released to illustrate St. Agatha Parish's history

by: David F. Ashton St. Agatha Catholic School preschooler Justine and fourth-grader Theo help their mom, Christine Pashley, editor of the newly-published book “St. Agatha Centennial: Faith, Family & Food”, here with a batch of “Ranger Cookies”, a recipe submitted by a former St. Agatha student of the Class of 1952 — now a Catholic nun.

Combining excellent recipes with the parish's 100 year tradition of doing good in the community has led to a new cookbook, 'St. Agatha Centennial: Faith, Family and Food'.

'The book is a compilation of a hundred years of St. Agatha's history, along with stories, memories and photos - along with some of our parishioners' favorite recipes,' explained its editor, Christine Pashley.

Pashley pointed out that a 'timeline' runs across the bottom of each page of the book, from the day the school and church was founded, up through the centenary celebration this past October.

'The book is for sale to everyone,' Pashley added. 'We want to help share our history, and let our community know what a wonderful gem St. Agatha is, here in the heart of Sellwood.'

The book's price is $15, and it's available at St. Agatha parish office, as well as at the school office, both at 7960 S.E. 15th Avenue in Sellwood.