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Permanent Diaconate Formation

"Deacons share in Christ’s mission and grace in a special way. The sacrament of Holy Orders marks them with an imprint ('character') which cannot be removed and which configures them to Christ, who made himself the 'deacon' or servant of all. Among other tasks, it is the task of deacons to assist the bishop and priests in the celebration of the divine mysteries, above all the Eucharist, in the distribution of Holy Communion, in assisting at and blessing marriages, in the proclamation of the Gospel and preaching, in presiding over funerals, and in dedicating themselves to the various ministries of charity." ~ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1570)
Permanent Diaconate Formation

Are you interested in discerning a vocation to the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Seattle? Are you interested in encouraging a vocation to the permanent diaconate in your local parish or faith community? The following resources will provide more information.

 
Permanent Diaconate Resources
 
Informational Meetings May-Aug 2015
A list of the informational meetings about Permanent Diaconate Formation occurring from May to August 2015 with RSVP information.
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Fr Frank Schuster Letter 4-30-15
Fr. Frank Schuster Letter of April 30, 2015 announcing Information meetings about deacon formation.
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Answering the Call
Latest Flyer on Deacon Candidate Formation
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Letter from Father Frank Schuster
Letter to priests, deacons and pastoral coordinators outlining the plan to select candidates for the next Deacon Formation Program.
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Informational Flyer on Next steps for Deacon Formation
A resource to aid in identifying good candidates for the new formation class.
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Beliefs and Teachings
For more information about the permanent diaconate, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s website.
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Contact Us
 
Contact Father Schuster
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"Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.'" ~ (Matthew 9:35-38)

 
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