Ed Meding looks forward to diaconal ministry after overcoming doubts and embracing the call
Ed Meding will be ordained to the permanent diaconate Aug. 11 at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton.Chris Berthelot, Grandin Media
When Ed Meding retired, he knew he didn’t want to play golf or spend his winters vacationing. Instead, it was time to answer a long-awaited calling from God.
“I thought, ‘Well, the only way to really know if it’s a calling is to apply and put that in God’s hands,’” said Meding, one of three men scheduled to be ordained to the permanent diaconate Aug. 11 at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton.
A retired teacher and coal miner, Meding is a member of