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DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are saddened to announce the death of retired Deacon Paul Bovyn, class of 1972. Deacon Paul died July 16, 2021. He was 91.

Visitation will be from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 19, at Resurrection Church, 3033 N. Francisco, Chicago. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at Resurrection Church. Deacons are invited to attend and vest in alb and white Archdiocesan stole.

Please keep the Bovyn family in your prayers. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

We are saddened to announce the death of retired Deacon Dennis Colgan, class of 1985. Deacon Dennis died July 18, 2021. He was 77.\

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. at St. Celestine Church/Mother Theodore Guerin Parish, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 23, at St. Celestine Church.

Deacons are invited to attend and vest in alb and white Archdiocesan stole.

Please keep Marge and the Colgan family in your prayers. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

St. Lawrence Celebration of Ordination

The classes of 1981, 1996 and the newly ordained 2021 cohort will be honored at the St. Lawrence Celebration of Ordination on Sunday, August 8.
Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church/Mary, Mother of God Parish, 5545 N. Paulina St., Chicago. Bishop Mark Bartosic will be the celebrant. Following the Mass, there will be a catered meal in the gym provided by the generosity of the Diaconate Council.
Parking will be available across from the gym on Ashland Avenue and Gregory Street. There also is a parking lot a half-block west near the church.

If you can join us, please call the Office of the Diaconate at 708.366.8900 You can also email Deacon Dave Brencic at [email protected] or Deacon Fred Ortiz at [email protected]. The deadline to RSVP is July 28.

Vicariate I: Meetings and dessert with Bishop Grob

  • August 16, 7 p.m., at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee
  • August 18, 7 p.m., at St. Raymond de Penafort, 301 S. I Oka Ave, Mount Prospect

Deacons and wives of Vicariate I are invited to attend either meeting. To RSVP, contact Deacon Dave Brencic at [email protected], Pam Ferrarani at [email protected] or call the Diaconate Office at 708.366.8900.

St. Francis Dinner

The annual St. Francis Dinner, the Diaconate Community’s only fundraiser, will return on October 10 at Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W Grand Ave, Elmwood Park. More details to follow.