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Jubilarians | Permanent deacons

25th ordination

Dcn. Ed Boyer
Deacon Edward J. Boyer

Birthplace: Blackwell, Missouri

Age: 75

Education: St. Rose of Lima in DeSoto

St. Joachim in Old Mines and Kingston in Washington County grade schools

St. Joachim High School in Old Mines

Family: Wife, Patricia; Six children, Kenneth, Dennis, Angela, Timothy, Pamela , and Michael

Service in the archdiocese: Served at St. Rose of Lima Parish in DeSoto and retired in 2016

Secular career: Retired from General Electric as a machinist

About Deacon Boyer: He taught and oversaw Parish School of Religion classes, had an outreach to fallen-away Catholics, assisted with marriage preparation and made nursing home, hospital and home visits in addition to duties at Mass, devotional services, wake services, baptisms and weddings. He still helps with many of those duties in retirement at St. Rose and at St. Joachim in Old Mines.


Deacon Bradford M. Buchek

Birthplace: St. Louis

Age: 71

Education: Seven Holy Founders Grade School

Saint Louis University High School and Affton Senior High School

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, cum laude, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Certified Public Accountant

Additional master-level classes in Scripture, theology and homiletics at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and Aquinas Institute

Family: Wife, Mary; three adopted children

Service: Assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish in Arnold, retired in 2011

Secular Career: Retired from Lutheran Church Extension Fund, assistant vice president, regulatory compliance

About Deacon Buchek: He assisted at liturgies and gave homilies. Various ministries included the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; established Bible study, separate annual retreats for men and women, teen groups. Other ministries included Criminal Justice Ministry, weekly visits to Jefferson County Jail. With his wife, Mary, and Deacon Al Love and his wife, Marian, gave retreats for married couples.


Dcn. Charles Lombardo
Deacon Charles W. Lombardo

Birthplace: St. Louis

Age: 78

Education: Elias Michael Grade School and Harrison Elementary in St. Louis

Ritenour High School

University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Missouri-St. Louis, studying business administration

Family: wife, JoAnn; children, Jeanna, Jennifer, and Amy

Service in the archdiocese: Assisted pastors of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton before retiring in 2014. Still helps in retirement part time when needed.

Secular career: Accounting and printing work at several places, including at White House Retreat

About Deacon Lombardo: Served on the parish council and worked with marriage and baptism preparation classes, Parish School of Religion, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and ministry to the sick and homebound. He also assisted with Mass, baptisms, weddings, wake services, funerals, Communion services and devotional services.


Dcn. Allen Love
Deacon Allen F. Love

Birthplace: St. Louis

Age: 71

Education: St. Francis de Sales Grade School

St. Francis de Sales High School

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Master of arts in pastoral studies degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology

Family: wife, Marian; two children, Brian and Joseph

Service in the archdiocese: Administrator of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Ferguson, where he has served since 2005. Previously served at Sacred Heart Parish in Valley Park, 1995-2003, and Annunciation/Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Detroit, 2003-05

Secular career: Finance and business operations at Hewlett Packard

About Deacon Love: He has assisted at Mass, funerals, devotional services, hospital visits, marriage retreats, prison ministry, liturgy coordination, board of education and finance council. He also assisted priests at St. Agnes Home and as a clergy representative in the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America accompaniment program. Currently a member of the Catholic Charities Advisory Board of the Pathways to Progress Program and is employed as business manager/pastoral minister at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

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