Rev. Mr. James Dieterle
I am deacon Jim Dieterle. I was born in West Los Angeles in 1935. My upbringing was in the Midwest, with schooling on the East Coast and in Texas. I graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration. My wife, Beryl, and I were married in 1959. We have six children and 15 grandchildren. I spent 20 years with safeway in Southern California. In 1977, we brought our own store in Strathmore. I retired in 2004.
But before I retired, I entered formation to become a Deacon. I was ordained a Deacon in 2000. My time as a Deacon has been serving St. Anne's Parish. I am most visible serving Sunday Masses. But in addition, I facilitate R.C.I.A., lead a Bible study, and visit the Juvenile Facility once a week. My Sacramental ministry consists in Baptisms, Marriages, Wakes, and Funerals.
Being a Deacon has been more than I could have hoped for.