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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 next class of permanent deacon candidates will be available on the feast day of St. Lawrence, August 10th 2015. 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 (link coming soon)
  • 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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