Deacon Edward A. Telepak
Deacon Edward Telepak was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Cleveland on June 4, 1983. In August of 2000, Father O'Connor gave him the title of "Ministry to the Elderly", where he visited 40 Nursing Homes/80 people.In September 2014, he wrote to Bishop Richard Lennon asking for permission to retire from active Diaconal Ministry. Bishop Lennon granted his retirement status as of October 1, 2014, assuring him that he will always continue to possess the faculties of a Deacon in the Diocese of Cleveland, and his Diaconal Service to the people of Saint Columbkille Parish. NOTE: As of the middle of October 2014, Deacon Ed is now considered the Retired Deacon of Saint Columbkille Parish, and has concluded his Ministry to the Elderly.