Diocese of Norwich Diaconate


Deacon Convocation -January 2018

Deacon Convocation January  5-7, 2018


Immaculata Retreat House, Willimantic CT



The Diaconate at 50 Years: 
A Look at Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Presenter:  Deacon Greg Kandra

Greg KandraDeacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.  In February 2011, he was named the Executive Editor of ONE, the acclaimed magazine published by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). 

Prior to his work with CNEWA, Deacon Greg enjoyed a long career in broadcast journalism. He spent nearly three decades as a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” “60 Minutes II,” “48 Hours,” (Emmy Award, Writers Guild of America Award) and “Sunday Morning.”


Deacon Greg is also featured in the three homily collections “Hungry and You Fed Me,” “Naked and You Clothed Me,” and “Sick and You Cared for Me” by Clear Faith Publishing. All sales of those books benefit charities in New Jersey.

Deacon Greg grew up in Maryland (Go Terps!) but he and his wife today live in the beautiful borough of Queens, New York.