Dcn. Paul Bezaire | Deacon
Ordained in 2013 following five years of formation in the Permanent Diaconate Program at St. Peter’s Seminary, Dcn. Paul was born and raised in Windsor.
He was assigned to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish prior to his ordination in 2012. He is married to Marlene and has three adult children and three grandchildren.
Dcn. Paul is Spiritual Advisor for the West Windsor Particular Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a Home Meeting Facilitator for the Diaconate Program Formation Team at St. Peter’s Seminary. He ministers to palliative care patients and the bereaved as part of the Spiritual Care Team at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and is the diocesan representative of the Parent Involvement Committee of the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board. Dcn. Paul is approved to visit at the Southwest Detention Centre, is a member of the Diaconate Advisory Committee, and is an auditor for the marriage tribunal. Dcn. Paul is the Assistant Director of Deacons for the Diocese of London.
As part of his assignment at the parish, Dcn. Paul assists at mass, preaches, and presides at baptisms, weddings, funerals, and Sunday Celebrations of the Word and Communion at Chateau Park Nursing Home. He coordinates Ministers of Communion to the sick, meets with parents seeking baptism for their children, and organizes the FOCCUS pre-marriage program for engaged couples. Most recently, he has been working to launch Assumption Cares, an outreach program providing compassionate care to residents of the west end of Windsor.