What About the Widows of Deacons?

The Deacon's Bench | 4/9/2019 | Staff
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A deacon dropped me a line this afternoon:

Something came to mind during our retreat this past weekend. We gathered the members of our ordination class for a photo. Each of us felt the loss of our brother Phil who passed a little over a year ago. We hold an annual memorial service for our brothers who have fallen asleep. It will be part of what we must prepare for.

Years - Reasons - Job - Touch - Widows

Thinking back over the years, these are not generally well-attended. One of the reasons, I think, is we do not do a very good job of staying in touch with and ministering to the widows and families of those who have gone before us. It is an issue that is growing and we need to address but I certainly don’t think it is isolated to our diocese.

Some of the ideas that have surfaced are:

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