St. David’s Parish in Maple, Ontario is filled with sadness following the passing of beloved Deacon Dominic Pullano on November 4, 2023. The Deacon’s sudden death shocked the parish. and the wider community. For decades, the Deacon has always been a shining example of faith and kindness. Now, St. David Parish would like to invite you to join us in reviewing the life, service and legacy of Deacon Dominic Pullano. We would also like to share information about Deacon Dominic Pullano obituary and memorial service.
Who was Dominic Pullano? What marks did his life create?
Who was Deacon Dominic Pullano?
Deacon Dominic Pullano was a respected and beloved figure in the parish of St. David.
Born into an Italian immigrant family in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Dominic was the eldest of three children to Mr. Michael and Mrs. Maria Pullano. In his early years, he attended a Catholic high school and grew up in a family with a strong religious tradition.
In 1984, Deacon Dominic graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Studies from the University of Toronto. With a deep desire to gain knowledge of the Gospel, he pursued a Master’s in New Testament Studies at McMaster University, completing it in 1987. Although he initially intended to join the Jesuit Order, his path of service took a different direction after his time in seminary.
With a profound passion for ministry nurtured during his seminary years, in 1989, Deacon Dominic began his ministry as a catechist at a Catholic high school. For over 30 years, he dedicated himself to serving the parish community with all his heart.
It was a life lived wholeheartedly for God and for the people by Deacon Dominic Pullano. Our parish will forever be grateful to him.
Deacon Dominic Pullano’s Career
Deacon Dominic Pullano’s ministry career is admirable and inspiring.
From a young age, he wholeheartedly devoted himself to serving the community. For 19 years, he volunteered to teach at various Catholic schools in Toronto while also pursuing studies in youth ministry. Notably, from 2000 to 2004, he served as the President of the Association of Catholic School Chaplains in Ontario, highlighting his dedication to the cause of education.
The year 2008 marked a significant turning point in his career. He began guiding and spiritually caring for priests, a mission he pursued throughout his life. In the same year, he initiated the deacon training program and was officially ordained in 2010.
After becoming a deacon, he served at St. David’s Parish, where he wholeheartedly dedicated himself to a multicultural community. Throughout his 13 years as a deacon in the parish, he left a deep impact on every member and inspired many generations of parishioners.
Deacon Dominic Pullano’s life of service will forever be a shining example for the parish and the community.
The Heartfelt Passing of the Archdiocese of Toronto – Dominic Pullano and Obituary
Death of the Archdiocese of Toronto – Dominic Pullano
The sudden passing of Deacon Dominic Pullano on November 4, 2023, has brought immeasurable sorrow to St. David’s Parish and the Archdiocese of Toronto.
According to the official announcement from St. David’s Parish on their Facebook page, on the early evening of Saturday, November 4, Deacon Dominic Pullano peacefully passed away while receiving treatment at the hospital. Though the specific cause of his death has not been disclosed, this news struck like lightning, leaving the parishioners and clergy in the archdiocese in shock and deep grief.
He departed unexpectedly while still passionately serving God and the parishioners. His passing leaves a profound void that cannot be filled for his beloved family and the St. David’s Parish to which he wholeheartedly dedicated 13 years of his life.
Despite the sorrow, the parishioners of St. David’s Parish continue to pray for the beloved soul of Deacon Pullano to find eternal rest with the Lord. We earnestly pray that God bestows strength and comfort upon his family and the entire parish during this time of mourning.
Funeral Details and Obituary of Deacon Dominic Pullano
With boundless sadness, St. David’s Parish announces that Deacon Dominic Pullano was called by the Lord on the evening of Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the age of 60.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Deacon Dominic dedicated his entire life to serving God and tending to his flock. As a professor, a catechist, and for the past 13 years, as the Deacon of St. David’s Parish, he tirelessly committed himself to serving the community.
He leaves behind an infinite sense of grief for his family and the parishioners of St. David’s Parish. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at St. David’s Church. A memorial service will also be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
The parish cordially invites you to attend these ceremonies to pray for the soul of Deacon Dominic Pullano to find eternal peace with God.
Please contact St. David’s Church for further details.
May God’s comfort and consolation be with the grieving family and the parish during this time of sorrow.