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While serving as Pastoral Associate and Director of Family Faith Formation at St. Angela's Church in Pacific Grove (Diocese of Monterey) I had the opportunity to deliver homilies, which I loved, and to prepare families for infant Baptism. It was in this regard that I felt the pangs of my limitations. Having journeyed with families preparing for Baptism, I would stand in the background as the child was Baptized wishing I could have brought to life the beauty of the words such as, this child of yours has been enlightened by Christ. It was moments like that I felt the call to be a deacon. I am too old now to see this happening but I hope and pray welcoming women to the deaconate will be a legacy of Pope Francis. There is no reason to delay bringing these gifts to the Church.Share Your Story