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Deacon Bill Ball

Deacon Bill was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 1984.

The word Deacon derives from the Greek diakonia, meaning "service", thereby indicating that a deacon is called like Christ to be a servant.  

The role of the deacon is:

  • the proclamation of the Gospel at Mass

  • preaching

  • the service of the liturgy

  • the administration of charitable works

The ministry of a Deacon is to baptise, officiate at weddings and funerals, distribute Holy Communion and other liturgies.

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