Deacon FrankDeacon Frank Sila
frank.sila@sttomskazoo.org
Ordained to permanent diaconate Sept. 8, 2012
Assigned to St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish
Deacon Frank coordinates our Ministers to the Sick and works in jail ministry.

Deacon Frank Sila studied at Nazareth College here in Kalamazoo and later studied pastoral theology at Oblate College of the Southwest. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate September 8, 2012. Renata and Deacon Frank have shared 40 years together and have two beautiful daughters. Deacon Frank works with the St Tom’s group that provides ministry to the inmates at the Kalamazoo County Jail. This group has done extensive work providing educational television to the inmates. He also works at Borgess hospital in a volunteer capacity. In addition to being a minister of the Eucharist at Borgess, he is a part of their No One Dies Alone program. As the need exists, they sit with the dying patient who has no family to share this important transition. Deacon Frank also enjoys visits to those who are homebound or in nursing homes.

The difference between happiness and joy is the love and service that we give to one another.