In the Diocese of Hawai'i, the Venerable Steve Costa serves as the Archdeacon. His colorful and moving journey to "servanthood" was featured in The Hawaiian Church Chronicle (November 2020). When not accompanying the Bishop, his schedule is devoted to serving the community.
In May 2023, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick sent out an appeal to raise up more deacons in the Diocese, with the goal that every church have at least one deacon. (Read his letter HERE.)
Deacons have many varied ministries: they might serve as chaplains in hospitals or prisons, schools, in the military, or to veterans; they might run food kitchens; they might teach, write, or preach; they might serve in their local parish and/or around their diocese. Many deacons still have full-time secular jobs while ministering (in or outside of the workplace) as an instrument of God’s presence. They are on the frontlines of ministry in the world and inspire others to serve Christ, wherever they are.
Are you sensing a call to the Diaconate? Do you recognize a Deacon in someone else?
The Rev. Dcn. Steve Costa
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