The Relationship between Pastors and Deacons

Among the many blessings of my nearly three decades as a deacon have been the wonderful partnerships formed with pastors. Since we have moved a lot during those years, due to military as well as ecclesiastical assignments, there have... Read More

Conversing with God

Much of this article has been excerpted from Deacon Eddie Ensley’s book, “Step By Step Spirituality for Deacons” (Abbey...

A Time to Lead, to Serve

“Blessed be God who lives forever, because his kingdom lasts for all ages.” — Tobit 13:1 In 1975, on...

The Common of Deacons

On Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, as I prayed the Liturgy of the Hours, I...


Universality of the Diaconate

I think it’s fair to say that, in the exercise of our ministry, we tend to focus most, if... Read More

Loving like Mary

For our family, summer is a time of anniversaries both sad and joyful. We grieve the death of parents.... Read More