Deacon Directory


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   Who is Deacon?















The Diaconate Office was established to act as a resource for the over 100 active deacons serving

in the Archdiocese of Toronto.  In addition to these active deacons,  some work outside the diocese, some are on sabbaticals, and others are on sick leave.


This office, therefore, is responsible for a variety of personnel matters including assignment to parishes and ministry locations, coordinating diaconal functions and building community consciousness within the diaconate.




Bishop Vincent Nguyen

Vicar for Deacon


   Specifically the office.....

  • is responsible for initiating and maintaining ministry and parish Service Agreements;
  • produces - information bulletins once a month
  • a monthly publication (Contact)
  • information and vocation booklets and pamphlets
  • provides Continuing Education services and resources to the deacon community to  enhance their ministry development and leadership
  • provides mentoring and guidance to deacons for effective interpersonal relationships in   their ministry and in their liturgical base
  • interacts with the Diaconate Formation Program (St. Augustine's Seminary) regarding the   candidate's ministry assignment and liturgical base
  • organizes social events (dinners) spiritual events (retreats, masses) and educational   events for deacons, deacons' wives and widows of deacons
  • essentially does what has to be done organize, communicate and foster community with      a large and widely spread group of deacons and wives                  



  Inquiry to: Diaconate Office


 Catholic Pastoral Centre
 1155 Yonge Street, Suite 201
 Toronto, Ontario  M4T 1W2

 Fax: 416-934-3445

 e-mail: diaconate@archtoronto.org



  Coordiantor of Diaconal Ministry

Dcn Steve Pitre

Tel: 416-934-0606 Ext.304


Administrative Assistant:

Anne Mastrovita

  Tel: 416-934-0606 Ext.305




      Coordinating Board



Dcn Daniel & Carmen Gana


Dcn Bill & Sally Radigan


Dcn Peter & Diana Rickards


Dcn Terry & Wanda Da Silva


Dcn Ray & Barbara Del Castilho


Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen


Contact, Diaconate Bulletin

 Publisher & Editor:

Barbara Barringer

  Contributing Editors:

Dcn John Cannon

Dcn Steve Barringer

 Barbara McFarland

 Dcn Fuad Nimer- Boutros