What year were you ordained? 2017
At which parish do you serve? Saint Gerard, Aiken
In what community outreach or ministries are you involved?
Care of the sick/patient care-emergency medical technician, Communion to the sick and home bound, Catechist, Coordination of parish programs, Deanery Leader-Aiken
Favorite part of being a deacon?
Serving those truly in need and seeing our Lord’s face in all of them
What’s a typical week for a deacon?
I wouldn’t think my week would be typical, but I think every deacon would make the same statement. My week consists of 48-72 hours of emergency response shifts in two to three 24 hour shifts. Additional activities include study for professional and spiritual development, homily preparation, one to two parish planning meetings per week, religious ed class preparation, teaching post confirmation religious ed, assistance in liturgical planning, visits to the sick and home bound, and serving at one to two Masses on the weekend. All of these activities don’t necessarily occur in the same week, but rather frequently throughout any given month. There is time left in the week for gardening, home projects, spending time with grandchildren, and dating my wife.