It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we announce the upcoming ordination of Don Simon to the Sacred Order of Deacons. The ordination will take place on Saturday, June 3, at First Congregational Church in Fargo, North Dakota. The Most Reverend George Lucey, FCM, ANCC Presiding Bishop, will officiate.
A Minnesota native who’s lived in Fargo for over three decades, Don has worked for the State of North Dakota for the past 20 years as a K12 Technology Specialist. He and his wife Claudia have been married for 37 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren.
As part of his diaconal formation, Don has taken coursework at Notre Dame University’s STEP program. Additionally, he volunteers at Dorothy Day House of Hospitality and GAP, a food distribution program for impoverished families, both located in Fargo. He also represents his parish at the Fargo-Moorhead Homeless Coalition
A member for four years of St. Odilia ANCC, where he will also serve as deacon, Don says that “the call to serve the people of God is strong in my heart and soul. In my ministry as deacon, I hope to serve my parish family and the American National Catholic Church in teaching and spreading the Good News of our Lord through service to the community and to all of God’s people.”
The Call heartily congratulates Don on his upcoming ordination to the diaconal ministry of serving as a living icon of Christ the Servant! May God continue what God has begun in him!