Deacon Joseph P. Toth
Deacon Joseph Toth was born on 11/19/39 and become a Catholic Christian with Baptism at St. Cyril and Methodius Church on Dec. 18, 1939 and attended church there with his family until 1942. Due to WWII, rationing of gas and tires, it was necessary to transfer to St. James Church on Burton St., because his home was the 6th house from the church and a very short walk. At this church, he received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. In 1957, he graduated from Harding High School and entered the USA Army basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon discharge, he returned home and enrolled in college at YSU. He graduated from YSU and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He spent 52 years as a teacher, principal, and university instructor in education. In 1963, he and his wife were married at St. James church and have three daughters and four grandchildren. Bonnie and Joseph have enjoyed 57 wonderful years together as a married couple. In 1989, he answered the Lord’s call and became an ordained deacon. As a deacon, his service to people of our church has been in hospitals, nursing homes, RCIA, CCD; and in all three parishes which include, Blessed Sacrament, St. James and St. Cyril’s.
As of January 2021, after nearly thirty years of diaconal ministry in Warren, for health reasons, Deacon Joe has agreed to step back from diaconating at Mass. He will continue his ministry in various areas of parish life, especially at Trumbull Regional Health Center.