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Learning about evangelization

      Sherry Weddell, author of "Forming Intentional Disciples," will present an all-day workshop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles. The program is sponsored by the Office of New Evangelization.
      Cost is $60 ($50 if you register before May 1). Group discounts available. Register online: www.givecentral.org/location/422/events

 

2016 Diaconate Convocation

      “A Status Report on the Year of Mercy: How am I doing?” will be the theme of the 2016 Diaconate Convocation on June 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 8305 N. Harlem Ave., Niles.

      Father Francis Hoffman (Father Rocky), the executive director of Relevant Radio will be the keynote speaker. Twelve workshops focusing on aspects of the Corporal Works of Mercy also are planned.

      Awards for outstanding ministry by deacons and wives will be part of the day's program.

     Stay tuned for registration information.

 

List of Spiritual Directors

The Office of the Diaconate has compiled a list of Spiritual Directors who are willing to meet with deacons and wives of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

When meeting with the Spiritual Director make sure to ask what the stipend for their service will be.

/Portals/113/Spiritual%20Directors%2012162015.pdf

 

New retreat dates for 2015-2016

Check out the new retreat schedule for deacons and wives at Stritch Retreat House. New dates have been added starting in October 2015 through June 2016.

Find the schedule under the Needs tab.

 

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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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Death of Deacon Salvador Cornejo

We are saddened to announce the death of Deacon Salvador Cornejo, Class of 1978. Deacon Cornejo died April 14, 2016. He was 75. Deacon Cornejo had previously ministered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Chicago and had been retired from active ministry for a number of years.

There will be an memorial Mass on Friday, April 29, at 9:00 AM, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 3200 East 91st Street, Chicago, IL

Deacons are invited to vest in alb and archdiocesan stole and sit as a body in church.

May Deacon Salvador's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

 

Deaths in our community

Deacon Salvador Cornejo, class of 1978, died April 14, 2016
Deacon Kenneth Jenney, class of 1996, died April 8, 2016.
Deacon John Leonas, class of 1979, died April 7, 2016.
Deacon Carl Olsen, class of 1978, died March 30, 2016.
Deacon Gilberto Mercado, class of 1985, died March 27, 2016.
Deacon Jaime Juarez, class of 1974, died March 25, 2016.
Deacon Ignacio Ortega, class of 1991, died March 21, 2016.
Deacon Thomas Morgan, class of 20015, died March 19, 2016.
Deacon Francisco Roman, class of 1976, died March 6, 2016.
Deacon Joseph Walsh, class of 2009, died March 3, 2016.
Deacon Charles Moran, class of 1976, died March 2, 2016.
Vera Kasimatis, wife of the late Deacon Jerome Kasimatis, class of 1982.
Elisa Mendiola, sister of Rosa (Deacon Armando) Herrera, class of 1996.
Jerome Skaja, brother of Deacon Larry Skaja, class of 1987.
Virginia Pineiro, wife of Deacon Ismael Pineiro, class of 1993.
Eleanor Piontek, wife of Deacon Richard Piontek, class of 1986.
Maritza Cintron, daughter of Maria and Gilberton Cintron, class of 1975.
Deacon Ray Ward, class of 1989, died Jan. 15.
Agatha Foley, wife of deceased Deacon Edward Foley, class of 1980, died Jan. 15, 2016
Deacon Victor Janowski, class of 1983, died Jan. 10, 2016

         Please keep all the faithful departed and their families in your prayers.

Updated 4/26/16

 
  

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