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Stages of Formation

There are two stages of formation: Aspirant Stage of Formation and Candidate Stage of Formation.

The aspirant path corresponds to the “propaedeutic period” required by the Basic Norms for the Formation of Permanent Deacons of the Congregation for Catholic Education. This path is primarily a time to discern the capability and readiness of an aspirant to be nominated to the bishop for acceptance as a candidate for diaconal ordination. 

The candidate path in diaconal formation is the occasion for continued discernment of a diaconal vocation and immediate preparation for ordination. Throughout this path of formation the candidate himself assumes the primary responsibility for his discernment and development. 



Dcn. Rodney Asebedo
Interim-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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