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Diaconate Formation

The Office of the Permanent Diaconate Formation assists the bishop with the formation of men, both married and single, for the diaconate. The formation for the diaconate is based on the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States as well as the Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons. The Director of Formation, along with the formation team, provide and facilitate the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral formation so the men in formation can be suitably equipped to respond to the needs of the local Church.

General Norms for Restoring the Permanent Diaconate in the Latin Church
Apostolic Letter on the Minor Orders and Subdiaconate by Pope Saint Paul VI (1972)
Apostolic Letter Containing Norms for the Order of the Diaconate by Saint Paul VI (1972)



Dcn. Rodney Asebedo
Director of Diaconal Formation

Paola Quintero-Araújo, MA
Assistant Director of Pastoral Formation

Sr. Anne Frances Ai Le, OP, PhD, MATS
Assistant Director of Intellectual Formation

Dcn. Scott France
Diaconate Vocations Liaison and Coordinator of Aspirants Formation

Patricia Solis
Administrative Assistant

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