Staff Member: Deacon Jim Walsh
Deacon Jim Walsh
Deacon Jim was ordained in 2006, and began serving at Nativity in 2008. At the Church of The Nativity, he assists Father Minh at Masses, preaches, celebrates Baptisms monthly, and presides at weddings, vigils and funerals. He oversees the ministries of outreach such as the Culture of Life Ministries and the Mental Health Ministry. He also conducts training for volunteers in the liturgical ministries such as Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Sacristans. Along with Father Minh, Deacon Jim provides pastoral care for those in need. He also conducts mini retreats and days of reflection from a scriptural literary/spiritual perspective.Deacon Jim and his wife, Barbara, provide marriage preparation for engaged couples in the parish.
Jim retired in 2018 from the Diocese of San Diego after serving for 15 years in the Office for Social Ministry directing restorative justice programs. For seven years he co-hosted the Catholic radio talk show Setting Things Right on Immaculate Heart Radio. His secular experience was in senior management for over 25 years in the television, film and other industries. He was also president of a non-profit company.
Deacons are Ministers of the Word, Ministers of Sacrament, and Ministers of Charity. Some frequently asked questions about deacons: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/diaconate/faqs.cfm