Deacon Tom Devaney
Deacon Tom was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, although he considers
himself a Brooklynite having lived in Brooklyn much of his life (and with that
accent!). He was ordained to the Diaconate for the Diocese of Brooklyn in
1993 by Bishop Thomas V. Daily. Deacon Tom is married to Maureen, and
they have three adult children and five grandchildren.
During his diaconal formation he became involved in hospital ministry,
which led to his certification as a chaplain by the National Association of
Catholic Chaplains in 1998. Deacon Tom has served as a chaplain, or as a
director of Pastoral Care, within the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville
Center and the Archdioceses of New York, Newark, and Washington, DC.
In January 2020, he became the Director of Spiritual Care for PennState
Health Saint Joseph after serving for seven years as the Director of Mission
and Pastoral Care for Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.
He retired from PennState Health Saint Joseph in July 2021.
In addition to his healthcare ministry, Deacon Tom has assisted with
various aspects of parish life. He has a Masters of Art in Pastoral
Counseling from Fordham University and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.
Deacon Tom and Maureen have led Pre-Cana groups for the Diocese of
Brooklyn. Maureen and Deacon Tom are happy to be members of Saint
Ignatius of Loyola Parish and serving the people of Sinking Spring. They
believe that God has led them to where He wants them to be!
Deacon Tom can be contacted by mobile phone (917.757.9779) or through