Thursday, September 22, 2011

Deacon Ordination September 2011

Bishop Ahrens ordained Denise Adessa, Dennis Kane & Tom Mariconda to the Sacred Order of Deacons on September 10, 2011

Friday, December 10, 2010

More Photos from Sally's Ordination

Scroll down for more photos from the service.

Sally Herring's Ordination

Photos from Sally Herring's Ordination to the Diaconate on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Christ Church Cathedral. Congratulations Sally and may God continue to bless you as you begin your new ministry!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo from The New England Deacons Conference in Framingham October 1-3. For more more pictures go to

Many thanks to The Rev. Sudie Blanchard of the Diocese of Maine for taking and sharing the photos!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Self Care Practices
This summer we asked deacons to share their self-car practices and we heard from a few of you. The following list contains the practices that were submitted by a few of our deacons.
  • Keep Mondays free of church work. Adhere to a "NO Lists on the Sabbath" routine. On Mondays, this deacon doesn't make any lists and doesn't do anything on a "check-off" list.
  • One deacon joined a Friday night golf league.
  • Creativity. This deacon tries to do something creative every evening. "Whether it's making jewelry, sewing, painting, photography, embroidery, knitting, it doesn't matter. What matters is that I'm using the 'other side' of my brain!"

So, what do you do? To comment or add your self-care practice, please feel free to add a post!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Coming Up SOON...
A Special Day Just for Deacons
~Training Program for New Lay Eucharistic Visitors

A special day just for deacons is planned! On Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. a workshop on Training New Lay Eucharistic Visitors will be offered to deacons. The presenter is The Rev. Linda Grenz who is an Episcopal Priest, Publisher and CEO and Founder of LeaderResources. The event will take place at Diocesan House. There is no cost for the program and lunch will be provided (however, donations for lunch are gratefully accepted). Please RSVP so we have enough materials and lunch for all. RSVP
by July 2nd
to Debbie Kenney, in Bishop Ahrens' office via
Email: or
Phone: 860-233-4481 or 800-842-0126 (CT only), ext. 132

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This and That

I'm glad that most of you recieved the E newsletter last week and that we have several deacons that are following the blog. I hope that there will be more to follow. Please feel free to comment on things that you would like to see on the blog because its purpose is a way to communicate with all of us.
If you have a mission project or outreach that you would like to communicate to all please let me or Bishop Ahrens, Don Richey or Debbie Kenney know so that it can get posted.
I would like to start a little bio on each of us Deacons so that we know who and where and what we are. Once i get a list of emails I will be contacting you so that we can get this started.