My name is Deacon Jack Wolfe and I was ordained a deacon in July 2015. This was the accumulation of four and one half years of study by my wife and me. Before these years of study conducted by college professors, there was a part of a year of paper work and psychological testing of Sharon and myself. This, along with all our records of the sacraments and health and financial records, was part of the requirements for admittance to the program. As a deacon, I assist at liturgies, perform baptisms, witness marriages, do wake services, visit the sick and homebound and assist the Archdiocese as needed.
I graduated from Loras College with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Physics. Since graduation I have received two Masters degrees. I retired from teaching mathematics and physics after 43 years (33 at Western Dubuque, 10 at Wahlert Catholic and 12 part-time at NICC). Now my wife and I babysit three of our grandchildren.
My wife Sharon and I have four children: Joe, Jeff, Angie and Matt. We also have 10 grandchildren Sharon and I live in Peosta and enjoy the gift of God’s great outdoors.
I enjoy so many things in my position as deacon, especially the people of the pastorate and those I work with. Life is such a blessing and every day brings new gifts. I look forward to continuing down this path of faith with all of you.