Permanent Diaconate


It is possible that God is calling you to a special Ministry? It gives me a great pleasure to offer a few words of encouragement to those considering a vocation to the permanent diaconate. To be a deacon is a specific call from God to be a minister of charity in word and deed. Our Lord, on the night he […]

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Welcome on Board Deacon!


Deacon Jim McLaughlin is seen here with some seafarers passing through the Welland Canal at Christmas 2014With this greeting from the captains of oceanic ships (salties), Deacon Ed West and I begin our ministry of service to the seafarers with a rich history in global trade. Nearly 100,000 ships and approximately 1.2 million seafarers of all races, nationalities and religions […]

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