Nuns need help: Thieves steal tools from the maintenance workers at Mount St. Michael’s

Nuns need help: Thieves steal tools from the maintenance workers at Mount St. Michael’s

The nuns at Mount St. Michael’s Traditional Catholic Parish, home to Spokane’s Singing Nuns, need your help. They had over $600 worth of tools stolen from their maintenance workers last week, and they caught the suspects on camera.

“Two bags of tools were taken, and its the maintenance workers personal tools,” said Sister Helen Marie, “we don’t really have the moneys to have all these tools.”

She says it all started a few weeks ago, when a man came in to learn more about enrolling his daughter into the parish school. He then came back a week or so later asking to speak with the priest.

The sisters now think he had been casing the parish, as the next time he came he went right to their maintenance building and he brought an accomplice.

“They were driving a red Ford Taurus, and it had some damage to the side of the vehicle,” she said.

True to nun form they are more concerned about the safety of others, worried that the two suspects might take advantage of someone else.

“These people are out there,” she said, “be careful and watch out.”

She said the parish has reported the theft to the Spokane Police Department.

“I know that this is not a high priority because there are so many things we are working on,” she said.

It would also mean a lot to the sisters at the parish to get the tools back as well, as the building they live and pray in is a hundred years old and requires daily maintenance.

She said without the tools and limited money to replace them, upkeep has fallen behind.

“Apparently they feel we are easy prey, but its sad,” Sister Helen Marie said, “its sad that they would do this to anybody.”