The Rev. Bill Bichsel, Tacoma’s activist Catholic priest who died Feb. 28 at age 86, will be remembered by the South Sound community at several events this week:
At 2 p.m., the group will walk or drive to the main gate of Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, a spot where Bichsel spent many years protesting the base’s nuclear armaments.
The ecumenical gathering will include a Catholic communion service.
The walk, tentatively set to begin mid-afternoon, will trace the arc of Bichsel’s life, including his place of birth, his school and the federal courthouse in Tacoma, where Bichsel chained himself to the doors to protest the United States’ invasion of Iraq.
After the Mass, there will be a procession from the church to the grounds of the Tacoma Catholic Worker community.
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