The Writings of Deacon George Collins


     Deacon George Collins and his wife of 64 years, Lauretta Balassi Collins, lived out a life of Catholic faith, generosity and love.

     Deacon George was ordained a Permanent Deacon on May 26, 1978 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, NY, by Terrance Cardinal Cook.  He served as Permanent Deacon at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern, NY for 8 years, and as Permanent Deacon at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Boynton Beach, Florida for 24 years. 

     Deacon George performed over 100 marriages, 200 funeral services and well over 2,000 baptisms at St. Thomas More Parish.  He developed and taught the RCIA program, and was an advocate for the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Palm Beach, FL.

     This web site is dedicated to his writings, both from the RCIA program and from his homilies.  Please click on a link on the left to get started.  Thank you for visiting!