Diaconal Ordination of Warren Dungen
Fr. Deacon Warren Dungen was ordained on January 8, 2017, on the Sunday after Theophany by Bishop Bryan Bayda, CSsR, Eparch of Saskatoon. The ordination took place at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine in Ottawa at the parish Divine Liturgy. The Archdeacon at the ordination was Fr. Michael Winn, Rector of Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Seminary, in Ottawa. Fr. Deacon Warren’s installation to the minor orders took place the previous day on January 7, 2017, at Holy Spirit Seminary, and was installed by Bishop Bryan in the presence of the seminary community.
Fr. Deacon Warren is married to his wife, Lori-Lou (20 years), and they have 4 sons: Peter, Andrew, James, and John. He comes from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where he served as Director of Youth Ministry for 11 years at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert. He also held a similar role, as Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, and the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana, with over 20 years of youth ministry experience. Fr. Deacon Warren received additional theological formation at Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University of Edmonton and recently completed his Masters of Divinity degree in Eastern Christian Studies from Saint Paul University / Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute (MASI). Fr. Deacon Warren will be returning to Saskatchewan in July with his family.