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The Office of the Permanent Diaconate 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 they 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)
Inquiry and Admission for Diaconate Formation
Order of Process (2020)
Juan Rendon, DMin
Director of Diaconal Formation
Rev. Joseph Keating
Director of Spiritual Formation for Deacon Candidates
Dcn. Rigoberto Leyva
Coordinator of Pastoral Field Formation
Dcn. Scott France
Coordinator of Inquiry, Admissions and Aspirants
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