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Tim O'Sullivan, left, president Columcille Division, Deacon Dan McShane, Tim Pat O'Connor, president Texas State Board and Fr. Francis McHugh, pastor St. Pius X Church.

The brothers of the Columcille Division, San Antonio, Texas, are honored to announce the ordination to the permanent diaconate of Daniel T. McShane.

Dan was born in Chicago and grew up in St. Louis. He graduated from the University of Missouri–Columbia in 1975 and married Sherri Chandler later that year. He began a career in the railroad industry that brought him to a variety of assignments around the country. McShane came to San Antonio in1991 when he was named a vice president of RailTex, Inc., the world’s largest regional railroad holding company. Dan and Sherri have two children, Sara Coons and Patrick McShane.

Dan has been permanently assigned to St. Pius X Church in San Antonio. He works full-time as its pastoral associate, managing the business office and operations of the parish. Prior to his ordination, Dan served as an acolyte at Mass, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, a lector, trains and schedules lectors for the parish and presides at a weekly Word and Communion service at a nursing home in the parish boundaries.

He regularly presides at funeral vigils and graveside committals. He is the spiritual director for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference, assists with RCIA and taught confirmation preparation and spiritual formation to the seventh-grade students in the parish school. Dan is also a member of the Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus.

The Columcille brothers gave Deacon Dan a Celtic cross stole at the reception.

May Dan’s service to Christ and his fellow man be filled with love and compassion and may he live a long, holy life bound by the Breastplate of St. Patrick, our glorious apostle.