Nine Years!

June 23, 2021

Today marks the ninth anniversary of my ordination!

Before deacon formation and ordination, I went about my business: I went to work, went to Mass on Sundays, and prayed occasionally. However, I always had a nagging feeling that something else was expected of me. I felt like I was supposed to be doing more with my faith life, more for God.

Since ordination, I go about God’s business: I pray the Liturgy of the hours daily, assist at 2-5 Masses per week, preach regularly, baptize babies, witness marriages, assist at funerals, write a daily blog, visit the sick, work with the homeless…in addition to my paying jobs.

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The fact is, since ordination I have never been busier. At the same time, I have never felt more fulfilled. I am more in love with Carol. I am a better father and grandfather. I have a stronger faith. I care more about others. Most importantly, I have better relationship with God and am more open to His love.

Ordination is a gift I do not take for granted. I love being a deacon.

Happy anniversary to my sixteen deacon brothers who were ordained with me on June 23, 2012. Please keep us all in prayer today.

One thought on “Nine Years!

  1. Deacon Rick

    Congratulations on your ordination anniversary. What a glorious day it was for you, your family, the Church and all who are blessed to know you!!!

    On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 5:55 AM From the Deacon’s Desk wrote:

    > deaconrickwagner posted: ” June 23, 2021 Today marks the ninth anniversary > of my ordination! Before deacon formation and ordination, I went about my > business: I went to work, went to Mass on Sundays, and prayed occasionally. > However, I always had a nagging feeling that somet” >

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