January 19, 2019

Author - Deacon Daniel Gonos

REVEREND MR. DANIEL F. GONOS is a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Detroit and is assigned to St. Regis Parish in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. In October 2008, he was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida. For more than thirty-five years, Deacon Dan has been active in the telecommunications industry. He has also held several senior level positions with major telecommunications providers and large end user firms. A native of Pittsburgh, Deacon Dan holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, and has pursued graduate studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Patricia, have been married more than thirty years.

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