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Q+A: What is the formation process for deacons?

A. The formation of the deaconate is guided by the “Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons”. This document ensures that deacons, as ordained clerics of the Church, have a consistent and appropriate level of spiritual and doctrinal knowledge to exercise their ministry. The 1st year of deacon formation is a “propadeutic” or “aspirancy”…

Permanent Diaconate – November Update

Brothers and sisters in Christ, My wife Anna and I just returned home from spending our first full weekend formation session. It was held at the St. Edouard Renewal Center and what an amazing weekend it was. We had three formation sessions, centering on the Eucharist. We also had the opportunity to participate in “Table…

Q: What is a Deacon?

A. Deacons are ordained servants of Christ. They are men who have felt called by Christ, to serve Him and the Church. They do this through participating in a threefold ministry of word, sacrament and charity. Deacons are either “permanent” or “transitional”. When the permanent deaconate was revived during Vatican II, the distinction was made…

September Update – Permanent Diaconate

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is with great humility (yet filled with excitement) that I write this first blog post regarding my journey towards ordination as a permanent deacon. As my formation is intrinsically linked to St. Dominic and Assumption Parishes, I want to regularly update you on my progress, and that of the…