Deacon Greg Kandra has posted today that the first deacon ordained in the United States, Deacon Phil McArdle of the Brownsville, Texas diocese, died last Thursday, June 24.
Let all of us deacons remember him in our prayers.
Condolences can be sent to: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2645 Tulipan Street, Brownsville, Texas 78521.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace. To read the posting go to: Deacons Bench