New posts: August 2014
Be a Deacon 1 is the first of a serie of four flyers to describe the Holy Order of the Permanent Deacon. You can download these flyers to promote the permanent diaconate or just to learn more about it here. These flyer are in English and Spanish.
Ser un Diácono 1 es el primer volante informativo de una serie de cuatro que describe el Orden Sagrado del Diaconado Permanente. Puede bajar estos volantes para promover el diaconado o para conocer un poco mas sobre el mismo aqui. Estos volantes estan en inglés y español.
Continuing Education for Deacons and Wives
The Office for Diaconate Formation in coordination with the Office for Continuing Education for Clergy and the Office for Deacon Services, is offering a variety of opportunities for the ordained deacons and wives to continue their formation, growth in their diaconal ministry, obtain the faculties or get “refreshed” in the new teachings of the “Magisterium” of the Catholic Church. Please see the information on courses, workshops and "tracks" in our catalog here, and the offerings for Fall 2014 brochure here.
The Office for Diaconate Formation (ODF) provides distinct ministry preparation for Catholic men discerning a vocation calling to the permanent diaconate. The ODF counsels, guides and forms men who through adult formation programs, advanced theological education or some other experience encounter Christ and seek a deeper, permanent response to a perceived call to be servants of God's people through ministry in the Church.
Diaconal ministry works hand in hand with both priestly and lay ministry as a sacrament to bring about the kingdom of God. Deacons are men with a charism and a calling to radical availability for service to the People of God, the Church. The deacon’s vocation calls him to collaborate with the bishop and the priests in an exercise of a ministry which is not of their own but the Word of God—calling all to conversion and holiness. It is a ministry of reconciliation, of outreach to the most marginalized and those most in need of care, of education and justice. The Diaconate was not re-instituted because we have a shortage of priests or lay ministers but to relieve the shortage of ordained deacons. It was restored as “a living icon of Christ the Servant within the Church...a visible sign or sacrament of the Lord Christ himself.”
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3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
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