April 28, 2017

Meet our future deacons

John Hosier

John HosierAge: 60
Wife: Ada
Home Parish: Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, Indianapolis
Occupation: Quality Reliability Engineer
 

Who are the important role models in your life of faith?

My Grandma Josephine showed me by her actions what it was to be Catholic. My wife Ada is one of the most compassionate people I know. She is a social worker, has her own private practice and works with her clients with charity of her faith.
 

What are your favorite Scripture verses, saints, prayers and devotions?

My favorite Scripture verses are Mt 20:28: “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve,” and Mt 28:20: “Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” St. Joseph has taught me what it is to be a husband, father and a man of faith. Venerable Solanus Casey has taught me humility in service. My favorite prayers are the rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours and eucharistic adoration.
 

Deacons often minister, formally or informally, to others in the workplace. How have you experienced that already and what do you anticipate doing in the future?

In the workplace, I have people stop me and share their journey of faith. People will also ask me to pray for a sick family member or friend.
 

Why do you feel that God is calling you to become a deacon?

When people asked me why God called me to be a deacon in the Church, I always tell them because I am broken and a sinner.
 

How will being ordained a deacon have an impact on your life and family?

My family had to adjust to my availability for family functions, and adjust to a husband and dad whose time is not always his to manage. I am very proud of the way my wife and children have adjusted to my role in ministry. †

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