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Deacon Bob Ellis

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Deacon Robert Ellis is the National Coordinator for the World Apostolate of Fatima, and is a Navy veteran and husband of 44 years.  The Ellis’ are the parents of 20 children: six of whom have already passed into eternity, grandparents of 23 grandchildren, including one Religious.  Deacon Ellis was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1986 by then-Bishop (now retired Cardinal) Adam Maida.  He has served as the Spiritual Director of the Green Bay, Wisconsin, division of the World Apostolate of Fatima for over 10 years.

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