Sacred Heart, Oelwien
Immaculate Conception, Fiarbank
It is a blessing from God that I have been called to ordination as a Permanent Deacon in the Archdioceses of Dubuque. I am married to my wife Cheryl, have two wonderful married adult children and six fantastic grandchildren. Currently I am serving as Deacon at Sacred Heart Parish in Oelwein, IA and Immaculate Conception Parish in Fairbank, IA.
Some of the ministry that I am blessed to work with include: Assisting Fr. Ray Atwood our Pastor at Masses at Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception. From time to time I am also called upon to give a weekend homily. At the parish level I am the initial parish contact for Baptism Prep for parents who want to have their child Baptized. I also serve as the coordinator for Marriage Prep for anyone wishing to be married at Sacred Heart or Immaculate Conception.
Some of the other responsibilities that I have in my current placement include: Adult Baptism Classes, Restorative Justice / Jail and Prison Ministry, Marriage Enrichment, Marriage Prep, Annulment Counseling, Pastoral care to the sick, marriage support, Catholic Social Concerns support.
At the Archdiocesan level I do have the privilege of serving on the Archdiocesan Faith Formation Committee and am a current member on the Deacon Celebration Committee for 2018.
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