Deacon John A. Coughlin was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa on February 9, 2007 by Bishop Larry Silva. For his pastoral ministry he is assigned to St. Jude Church in Kapolei and also serves as the Co-Director of Permanent Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Honolulu, a position he has held since July 2008.
Deacon John is married (wife Kathleen) and has four children and seven grandchildren. Now retired, he served 42 years with the Federal Government, 9 of those years on Active Duty with the USAF. A native of Annapolis, Maryland, he has resided in Makakilo/Kapolei for nearly 4 decades and has remained an active member of St. Jude Parish for over 25 years. Deacon John is a member of the Finance and Building Committees and participated in the development of our existing parish site.