Meet Our New Deacons

Seven men were ordained to the permanent diaconate on August 4. Here they are pictured from left to right with Bishop Stephen Berg: Jose Pacheco, Richard Madison, Luke Konantz, Mario Diaz, Bishop Berg, Corey Compton, Michael Anderson, Robert Sanchez.

MikeAndersonMike Anderson
Age: 62
Wife: Sheila
How long have you been married? 35 years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): Five children- Gabriel  Michael, 34; Ian Patrick, 32; David Christopher, 30; Rachel, 27; Hannah, 25
Home Parish: St. Peter in Gunnison
Favorite Saint: St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Joseph
Favorite Type of Prayer: Rosary, Liturgy of the Hours, music
Favorite Scripture Passage: Psalm 139:1-18 Corey T. Compton

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CoreyComptonCorey T. Compton
Age: 47
Wife: Louise
How long have you been married? 19 Years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): Children – Abbey, Nick and Colin
Home Parish: St. Benedict in Florence
Favorite Saint: I have two – St. Michael the Archangel and St. Alexis
Favorite Type of Prayer: Prayers of intercession
Favorite Scripture Passage: Joshua 1:9 – “I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.”

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MarioDiazMario Diaz
Age: 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

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LukeKonantzLuke Konantz
Age: 67
Wife: Susan
How long have you been married? 41 years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): two adult daughters
Home Parish: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Grand Junction
Favorite Saint: St. Francis
Favorite Type of Prayer: Contemplative
Favorite Scripture Passage: Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.”

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RichardMadison150pxRichard Allen Madison
Age: 56
Wife: Mary-Jo
How long have you been married? 22 years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): Daughter - Sarah Michelle
Home Parish: St. Benedict, Florence F
Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi Favorite
Type of Prayer: Meditative
Favorite Scripture Passage: John 14:27

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JosePachecoJose Pacheco (Pepe)
Age: 46
Wife: Maria Pacheco
How long have you been married? 16 years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): We have four children, two boys and two girls, and one granddaughter so far
Home Parish: St. Mary in Montrose
Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Favorite Type of Prayer: My favorite type of prayer is silent prayer, and especially in connection with nature.
Favorite Scripture Passage: There are many passages in the Bible that I like and it’s hard to choose one in particular, however, many times I identify myself with Luke 15:11, the Prodigal Son.

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RobertSanchezRobert Sanchez 
Age: 41
Wife: Jill Sanchez H
ow long have you been married? 20 years
Children and grandchildren (if applicable): God has blessed Jill and I with two daughters; Jaycee, 18; and Jocelyn, 14.
Home Parish: Holy Family, Pueblo.
Favorite Saint: St. Stephen and St. Joachim.
Favorite Type of Prayer: Lectio Divina. I really enjoy praying with Scripture and the four steps of Lectio (read, mediate, pray, contemplate) really help me to connect with the Living Word of God. Favorite Scripture Passage: Romans 12:9-21

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