Jay and Candy Krueger

December 13, 2014 we continued our third of five years journey in diaconate formation as a part of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton class.

As part of this year’s formation, each person is to provide a 10 minute witness talk. Ten minutes to explain how you and your spirituality ended up where you are now.

Witness talks to this point have included some of the following topics:

  • Childhood, how my life was formed by those who raised me.
  • The impact of meeting my spouse.
  • How my career(s) brought me closer or took me farther from God.
  • My life before I was a Catholic.
  • The role drugs and alcohol had on my life.
  • How my children / grandchildren helped me to see God in the world.
  • The impact of a specific priest, religious, friend or parish.
  • The Diaconate application, acceptance, and the journey till now.

We have not given our talks yet. Ours are scheduled for March and April of next year.

The one thing that we know that we will say is that, this journey, till now has been amazing! Even if it had ended with us not being accepted into the program or ends without ordination, we would not have changed a thing and have no regrets. Our lives have been and continue to be enriched far beyond what we could have ever imagined.

So, at the end of our lives, will we be standing before our creator and given ten minutes to explain our life and how we ended up here?

We continue to be grateful for your support and prayers as we continue this amazing journey.

Our best wishes and continued blessings to you as we welcome 2015 and continued health, happiness and prosperity.

Your Help is needed!

As part of our Diaconate Formation, we, along with the rest of their classmates, are collecting Adult (male or female) size jackets (new or gently used) for the homeless. We are also collecting socks and underwear (both men & women), Chap Stick, cough drops, throat lozenges, hygiene products, and anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.

 These items will be collected through January 23rd with their distribution planned for January 24th.   Jackets and the other items may either be brought to the Pastoral Center any time prior to January 24th or to the Welcome Center on January 11th.

Please contact us at gbmom_01_02@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

Click here to read all of Jay and Candy’s Diaconate blogs!

If you are interested in becoming a Deacon or a Deacon Couple for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, please contact:

Diaconate Formation Office

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241


 Or, Attend an information day:

Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Parish,

546 E. Florence Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301.

Candy & Jay Krueger,

Candidacy Year II, Diaconate Formation,

Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA

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