In Sympathy - Deacon Chuck Zawadzki

We are saddened to report the death of Deacon Chuck Zawadzki. Deacon Chuck died this past Saturday, March 30. Ordained a deacon in 1995 by Bishop Anthony Pilla, Deacon Chuck was assigned to St. Thomas More on Nov. 1, 2009, after spending 14 years at Corpus Christi Parish.

Among the many ministries that he was involved in at St. Thomas More was the spiritual life commission that sponsored the annual living rosary and mission. Deacon Chuck also helped oversee the parish's outreach to those in need. He was also known to reserve multiple tables for his entire family including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the youth group's breakfasts with Santa and the Easter Bunny. Outside his parish responsibilities, Deacon Chuck frequently served as the master of ceremonies for Bishop Richard Lennon.

The wake for Deacon Chuck will begin with vespers at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at St. Thomas More. Bishop Edward Malesic will preside, and Father Jack Manning will be the homilist. The wake will continue until 7 p.m. in the church.

Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Roger Gries, OSB will celebrate Deacon Chuck's funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5 in the church. Father Bill Bouhall will be the homilist.

To read more about Deacon Chuck, click here to read his diocesan obituary.

May eternal rest be granted unto him, O Lord...

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