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Home | Vocations | Permanent Diaconate | Formation Class Preparation Email, Print, Bookmark and Share

Preparing for the next formation class

Applications for the 2016-2020 deacon formation class are now closed. In the meantime, you can be doing some of the following:In the meantime, you can be doing some of the following:
  • Begin prayerfully discerning your vocation with your family and with your pastor.
  • Check to see if you meet the qualifications
  • Get involved in your parish’s ministries of service and justice
  • Become a lector in your parish
  • If English is not your primary language, take some classes to improve your English comprehension and expression
  • Take adult formation courses through your parish and/or through the Archdiocese
  • Take classes in the Archdiocesan Catechist Certification Program
  • If you have been out of school for a very long time, take some liberal arts courses at a community college to get back in the academic habit
  • Learn more about the permanent diaconate by visiting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website.
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