Deacon Frank Bina – Retired
I became a Parishioner in 1962. Since then I have observed the tremendous growth of the Parish. I served the Parish in various capacities: Trustee, President of Parish Council, REO teacher, Board President, Lector, Usher, Church Building Committee and director of Bingo.
In 1979 I began a three-and-a-half year diaconal study and formation culminating in my Ordination as a Deacon on September 26, 1981. At the end of that same year I retired from my regular employment. On September 26, 2006, I celebrated my Silver Jubilee of Diaconal Ordination. During those 25 years and beyond, I committed myself to the Diaconal Ministry of the parish, affording me many rewarding blessings.
Deacon Paul Brachle – Rest in Peace, 6-3-17
I graduated in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering from Purdue University. From 1954-56, I was in Active duty for the US Army; Ft. Benning, GA. Subsequently, I served eight years in the inactive Reserves. I left in 1964 with an Honorable Discharge. For 38 years, I worked in applied research for Continental & Crown Can Companies. As a packaging trouble-shooter, I traveled extensively both domestically and internationally. I retired in March 1993.
I was married in 1958 and my wife, Marilyn, and I have eight children (seven graduated from Our Lady of Peace Catholic School and all graduated from Benet Academy. Six children are married, and there are 17 grandchildren). In 1985, I was ordained to the Office of Permanent Diaconate and have served in that capacity ever since.
Deacon Larry Fudacz
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois in 1971. I married my wife, Jan, in 1970, have four children and (currently) four grandchildren. I worked as a store manager and retired after 35 years for the Walgreens Company. After retirement I started formation and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in August 2007.
Currently, I am responsible for our parish’s RCIA program, Bereavement Ministry and Marriage Preparation. I am also the liaison for all parish ministries.
Deacon Patrick Kenny
I graduated from Northwestern University in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and have been a State Farm Insurance Agent since 1980. My wife Debi and I were married at Our Lady of Peace in 1979. We have 7 children, all of whom attended OLP School, and 6 grandchildren.
During the past 25+ years, Debi and I have been active in the Cursillo movement in the Joliet Diocese and remain active participants today. Currently, I am responsible for Pastoral Ministers of Care, Adult formation Classes and the Christ Renews His Parish movement here at Our Lady of Peace.
Deacon Frank Vonesh
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1972 from the University of Illinois – Chicago Circle Campus. I am currently a Sales Engineer for an equipment company headquartered in Riverside, CA. My wife, Mary, and I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. We recently moved back to the Chicago area after having lived in St. Louis for the past 23 years.
I was ordained to the diaconate in June of 2010 by Archbishop Robert Carlson in St. Louis. My ministries have included pastoral care of the sick and elderly, RCIA, adult faith formation and the Knights of Columbus. I look forward to ministering to the faithful at Our Lady of Peace Parish.