Deacons

A Permanent Deacon is one who has received the Sacrament of Holy Orders "not to the priesthood, but to service" (Vatican II: Lumen Gentium 29).

 

Through ordination, a person is marked as an official public minister of the Church and a participant in its ordained leadership and is authorised to exercise certain ministries such as preaching and officiating at baptisms, marriages and funerals.

 

In the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle there are a number of Permanent Deacons working in different ministries throughout the diocese. Their contact details are shown below :

Rev Deacon Lawrence Caelli

34 Clarence Rd
Waratah 2298 NSW

P: 0412 447 830

Email

Rev Deacon Martin Johnson

St Kevin's Catholic Church
226 Main Road
Cardiff 2285 NSW

P: 0458 204 461

Email

Rev Deacon Greg Kerr

C/- Chancery Office
PO Box 780
Newcastle 2300 NSW

P: 0412 691 227

Email

Rev Deacon Peter Little

C/- Chancery Office
PO Box 780
Newcastle 2300 NSW

P: 0432 554 175

Email

Rev Deacon Gerard McCarthy

C/- Chancery Office
PO Box 780
Newcastle 2300 NSW

P: 0427 611 730

Email

Rev Deacon Vincent Michael Ryan

1981 Wallanbah Rd
Firefly 2429 NSW

P: (02) 4979 1111

Email

Rev Deacon John Taylor (Retired)

Catholic Presbytery
10 Young St
Rutherford 2320 NSW

P: (02) 4932 8816

Email

Rev Deacon Noel Tucker (Retired)

Nelson Bay Parish
PO Box 7
Nelson Bay 2315 NSW

P: 0417 370 993

Email

Rev Deacon John Pelletier

579 Gloucester Tops Rd
Berrico 2422 NSW

P: 0411 751 047

Email