Deacon John Burkly
John was ordained a Permanent Deacon by Cardinal Sean O'Malley in September 2013 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. He was then assigned to Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish for his initial assignment.
John and his family have been parishioners of Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish for more than 25 years. He is married to Linda, a research scientist. Their 3 children, Dan, Tom and Meg, were longtime Altar Servers. John and Linda have 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. John has served the parish in a variety of areas, such as a member of the Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils, Pastoral Planning Team, Confirmation Preparation Team, and Parish Choir, Currently John is a catechist in our religious education program.
John practiced law in Boston for nearly 30 years until his retirement in 2008. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry and completed a 3 year chaplaincy training program.
As a Permanent Deacon, John will be assisting at weekend and daily Masses - periodically offering homilies. He'll be involved in visits to area nursing homes, wake services and cemetery committals, home visits, and numerous works of charity in and beyond the parish.
To see John and his classmates' celebration please visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bostoncatholic/9862904053/in/set-72157635738363134/