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Reverend Mr. Frank Ryan, Deacon

Deacon Frank Ryan has come to St. Patrick and St. Raphael Parish from the nearby parish of St. Anthony in North Adams. He and his wife, Kathleen, presently reside in Florida, MA. They have been residents of Berkshire County for almost 20 years; thus they are very familiar with the area. They are parents of two children and five "wonderful grandchildren".

Deacon Frank served in the Marines, and possesses a PhD in Education. He has worked in education, both as a teacher and an administrator. He also has worked in the industrial sector in the area of Human Resources.

He was ordained as a Deacon on May 5, 2001; thus, recently celebrating his tenth anniversary.

Besides his assignment in our parish, he is on the Board of Directors for the Diaconate Council and auditor for the Diocesan Tribunal. The couple also are very involved in the Take and Eat meals ministry that they started in 2003. They currently have 27 parishes involved in this program. Last year alone this program served 22,500 meals to homebound elders.