Welcome Fr. Konaku & Deacon Hook

11 Sep 2011 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on Welcome Fr. Konaku & Deacon Hook

Fr. Vaughan  welcome’s Fr. Konaku (con-a-coo) and Deacon Neal Hook to the Sacred Heart Community.  Father Konaku is from Ghana, Africa and was ordained in 1995.  In 1998, he earned his Masters degree from Fordham and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Psychoanalysis in a combined program with Boston College and the University of Massachusetts.  Father Konaku arrived at the rectory in August to become our priest-in-residence.  His days are spent as chaplain at St. Mary’s and Samaritan Hospitals but he also will assist with liturgies at Sacred Heart.

Deacon Neil Hook has been assigned to the Parish as Temporary Administrator while Father Yanas is on medical leave.  Deacon Hook was ordained to the diaconate in 1994.  His first pastoral assignment was at St. Margaret Mary Church in Albany where he served for eleven years.  He was then appointed Parish Life Director for the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Ballston Lake where he served until his retirement in 2010.

Deacon Hook serves as homiletics instructor for those studying to be deacons. He also serves as chairperson of the liturgical subcommittee of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.  For twenty years, from 1966-86, Deacon Hook served as organist and music director at Sacred Heart.

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