Mother of Divine Mercy Parish Tridentine Community Blog

Diaconate Ordination of Joe Tuskiewicz

Congratulations to our newly ordained Deacon Joe Tuskiewicz. Deacon Joe is a member of St. Josaphat Parish and a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit.IMG_1129

Brief introduction to Deacon Joe Tuskiewicz

Joe recently retired from a career as a globe-trotting advertising executive and will be attending the “second-career vocation” Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, near Boston.

Joe is active on numerous fronts on the local Catholic scene: He is one of the lead altar servers for the Extraordinary Form Masses at St. Josaphat, Assumption-Windsor, St. Joseph, and St. Albertus; a lector for the Saturday afternoon Mass at Old St. Mary’s in Detroit; and a catechism instructor and occasional altar server at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church in Sterling Heights. Joe has also taught catechism at other parishes in metro Detroit through the years and has mentored numerous individuals.

Joe’s quiet dedication to his faith has been an inspiration to those around him. His strong prayer life and attention to detail in his tasks leave us no doubt that he will make an excellent priest.

Excerpt taken from: Tridentine Community News, July 18, 2010


The following photos were taken at the Diaconate ordinations which took place at Sacred Heart Seminary.


Deacon Joe and Fr. Roman

Deacon Joe and Fr. Roman



On Sunday, April 14, Deacon Joe was present at both the 9:30 AM and 12 Noon Masses at St. Josaphat. Later on in the day at Assumption Church in Windsor, deacon assisted for the first time as deacon of a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form. We will have a Solemn High Mass at St. Josaphat for Deacon Joe sometime in May. Please stay tuned for details.

The following photo is from the 9:30 AM Mass.


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