Diaconate

They should be tested first; then, if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 1 Tm. 3:10

´╗┐There are four phases to Deacon Formation:´╗┐

  1. Inquiry Sessions: The Inquiry sessions are designed to provide further insight into the vocation of diaconate and are key in helping perspective applicants and their spouses (if married) discern how this will affect their lives.
  2. Aspirancy Path
  3. Candidacy Path
  4. Post-Ordination Formation

Applying to Become a Deacon

Deacon Formation is a four-phase process. To apply, the required documents are as follows:

  1. A completed application form and completion of Mysterium Christi Classes for the Diaconate
  2. Spiritual Autobiography
  3. Certificates of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage, if married
  4. Pastor's Letter of Recommendation
  5. Proof of age: Must be 35 or older at ordination
  6. A recent photograph of applicant and wife, if married
  7. Initial Statement of Consent, handwritten by wife
  8. Letters of Recommendation
  9. Medical Exam Report from your physician
  10. An official transcript of previous and/or current academic studies
  11. A written report from the rector of any previous house in which the candidate has spent time information
  12. Background check (FBI and BCI)
  13. Proof of legal residency in the diocese
  14. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's employer
  15. Aptitude and Psychological Assessment
  16. Consent form regarding Psychological Assessment

Four Phases of Deacon Formation

They should be tested first; then, if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 1 Tm. 3:10