Mario Diaz

MarioDiazAge: 35
Wife: Erika Diaz 
How long have you been married? 14 years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): 4 daughters 
Home Parish: St. Mary in Montrose 
Favorite Saint: St. Anthony of Padua 
Favorite Type of Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours and the holy Rosary 
Favorite Scripture Passage: Psalm 8

Briefly, describe your journey to this point: 
All these years have been a great joy by coming to a closer relationship with our Lord and also by discerning the call from God for service into the diaconal ministry.

How did you know God was calling you to the diaconate?
It is hard to find words to describe what you have deep in your heart, as a lay person I find joy serving in ministries out in the community and in the parish and in prayer, that’s also the ministry of a deacon. I felt the invitation from Christ to the diaconate (in persona Christi servi - in the person of Christ the servant), and I am more than willing to allow Jesus to minister through me.

What are you most looking forward to?
Serving the people of God

How has your wife helped you in the formation process? 
She has been very helpful by supporting all that I do and also by attending all formation classes with me.