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Holy Family Catholic Church

 

 

Deacon

Deacons have a threefold ministry that includes service of the word, service of the liturgy, and service of charity, justice and pastoral outreach. The ministry of the liturgy includes such things as assisting at Mass, presiding at the Liturgy of the Word both with and without Communion, presiding at baptisms and marriages, presiding at funeral services, and presiding at Benediction and other devotional services. The ministry of charity, justice and pastoral outreach includes such things as reaching out to those who are poor or in need, being present to those who are on the margins of society, serving those who are lonely or hurting in any way, advocating for the dignity of all people.

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Deacon Doug Smith

 

 


We all have titles so here are mine: baby boy, son, brother and cousin. Child, dirty, washed, centerfield, student and altar server. Teenager, runner, average student, grocery store clerk, construction worker and lector. College student, HUSBAND, graduate, Air Force Officer and DAD. Retired, tree salesman, High School teacher, PAPPA and DEACON. I have four titles I cherish the most, but you already know them. 

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