Deacon Hank Fila

March 30, 2022

Deacon Hank Fila of St. Norbert Parish in Paoli shared his own road to the permanent diaconate in the Philadelphia Archdiocese began as he drove by Immaculata University each day. Eventually he asked what time the weekday Mass there took place.He started attending as often as possible and developed a relationship with one of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She asked him if he had any interest in becoming a deacon but he was already 52 years old at the time and the age limit was 50. But when that limitation changed two years later, he believed it confirmed his call to the diaconate and he responded.

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