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St. Stephen Symposium 2014

The annual St. Stephen Symposium will be held Saturday, October 25, at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest.

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, will join us in the afternoon.  Rev. David Meconi, S.J., will be the keynote speaker in the morning and will talk on “The Deacon as Amphibian (and a word or two to those married to these frogs).”  The morning also will include workshops.

Participants sign up for only ONE workshop.

The cost of the day will be $15.00 and this will cover your cost of both breakfast and lunch in the university cafeteria, as well as admission to the event, workshops and exhibitors’ tables. The deadline to turn in your workshop registration form is Friday, October 17.  

Checks should be made payable to: Office of the Diaconate, 816 Marengo, Forest Park, IL 60130.  Registration and payment are also available online at GiveCentral.org.

SEE ST. STEPHEN SYMPOSIUM PAGE (AT THE TAB TO THE LEFT) FOR DETAILS ON WORKSHOPS AND REGISTRATION LINKS.

 

St. Francis Day Dinner

The St. Francis Day Dinner, the Diaconate Community's major fundraising event, will begin at 4 PM on Sunday, October 12, at Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand Avenue in Elmwood Park.

Cost is $35 per person. To reserve a seat, send in a reservation and check (payable to the Diaconate Council) to: 816 Marengo, Forest Park, IL 60130 or call (708) 366-8900.

Raffle tickets for the dinner are $5 a chance, 6 for $25. 

 

Women's Day of Reflection

"Empowerment -- Roles of Women in the Church" hosted by Women of the Diaconate Community and presented by Fr. Bernard Kennedy, OFM, Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park. (Note change of location).

Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. Day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. Feel free to bring a friend. RSVP by Nov. 1. For more information, call Marge Colgan at (708) 456-6787 or Terry Coffey at (708) 442-3345.

 

Exploring the Diaconate

The Institute for Diaconal Studies will be holding Exploring the Diaconate sessions from September to February for men who want to learn more about the discernment process and the Diaconate formation program.

Vicariate II: Dec. 4, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Philip the Apostle Social Room, Northfield

Vicariate III: Nov. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Old St. Patrick's Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Chicago

Vicariate IV: Oct. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Barbara Prairie Rooms A-B, Brookfield

Vicariate V: Nov. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Julie Billiart Great Hall, Tinley Park

Vicariate VI: Oct. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Hall, Chicago

 Other: 2 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 15 and March 8, University of St. Mary of the Lake Prist Center, Building 201 P

For more information, contact Deacon Gerald Nora, gnora@usml.edu or (847) 837-4548

 

 

Ordination anniversaries

Congratulations to all those deacons who are celebrating the 25th and 40th anniversary of their ordination.

Class of 1974 
Ellsworth Cordesman
Oswaldo Cunalata
Thaddeus Lisowski
Michael McLynn
Arthur Metallo
Michael Murray
Edward O'Leary
James O'Malley
Emiliano Rodriguez
Michael Romano
Peter Wasielak
Norb Weitendorf

Class of 1989
Robert Brauch
Walter Crane
Benjamin Diaz
Brendan Foley
Adolfo Lopez
Gregorio Lugo
Benedict Michalowski
Ron Morowczynski
Carlos Nazario
Stephen Norys
Raul Nunez
Norberto Ojeda
Joseph Panek
Richard Pizzato
William Pyrek
Dennis Ranke
Milton Rodriguez
William Rueth
Michael Slajchert
Robert Tomasso
Juan Valdivia
John Vidmar
Raymond Ward
Mark Zwolski

May God continue to bless your ministry as you serve the Church and its people.

 

 

Diaconate Executive Committee






















The Executive Committee of the Diaconate Council consists of Deacons Chuck McFarland, vice chairman, left; Dennis Robak, treasurer; George Kashmar, chairman; Bill Stearns, immediate past chairman; and John Gaughan, secretary. Also serving on the committee are Deacon Richard Hudzik, Vicar for Deacons; Fr. Michael Ahlstrom, Vicar Emeritus; and Deacon Dave Brencic, associate director.

 
  

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Deaths in our community

Please pray for all the faithful departed in our Diaconate Community and among our families and friends.

 
  

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